Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

Country house

Stowe House

Stowe (Buckinghamshire)


Hence over 40 days of August–September 1848, the ‘great Stowe sale’ took place: the entire contents of the house were auctioned. The Times (14 August 1848) wrote that he ‘has flung all away by extravagance and folly, and reduced his honours to the tinsel of a pauper and the bauble of a fool’.

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