The People and the Place
Michael Bevington, with George Clarke, Jonathan Marsten and Tim Knox
- The first title in a new series published for the National Trust
- Examines some of its most important, popular and prestigious properties
The scale, grandeur and beauty of Stowe have inspired writers, philosophers, artists, politicians and visitors of every kind from the 18th century to the present day. One of the most magnificent survivals of Georgian England, Stowe was created by a family that lived on a regal scale. Since the National Trust acquired the gardens in 1990, an ambitious programme of restoration has ensured that over 40 temples and monuments remain, gracing an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys with an endless variety of walks and trails.
Michael Bevington teaches at Stowe School and is the Stowe House Archivist. He has written extensively on Stowe House and Landscape Gardens.