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Behind the Stately Gardens

berylmBerylm on 09/06/2008

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BehindtheStatelyGardens Photo 'Stately Gardens', of course, being the gardens attached to Stately Homes, the country seats of the English Peerage - well, can you think of a better way to describe them?! Anyway, this quiz is about some of the amazingly complex work that lies behind what look like the natural views of rolling countryside, created mostly during the 18th century, that these lords and ladies enjoyed - and paid through the nose to achieve!

Questions are not short (do not take this quiz if you don't like long questions!); info from a selection of TV documentaries, stately home guidebooks and internet websites, including of course the ubiquitous wikipedia!
10 Questions

Rating:  (8.97/9)
Difficulty:  Somewhat Difficult
Taken: 52 times

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Comments (5)
Garrybl  (Level: 276.3)
Fri, 29th Jun '12 12:22 PM

splendid and informative.
Well written questions full of meat.

Quasarboy  (Level: 12.3)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 2:05 PM

good for Anglophiles or stately garden fanatics!

Jonnotheonno  (Level: 32.9)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 9:13 AM

interesting and educational

Wordster  (Level: 156.7)
Fri, 19th Sep '08 5:50 AM

Excellent quiz and finished ahead of the other Surreyman too!

Stellamirus  (Level: 177.6)
Sat, 6th Sep '08 11:39 PM

Very interesting and well written.

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