Kings Weston Estate was once famous throughout Europe for the gardens and spectacular views. It attracted German princes, Russian aristocracy and even the French nobleman Malsherbes, defence council to Louis XVI – obviously before they were both guillotined.
The last episode talked about the early days but now we look into the last century onwards, examining what the house was used for and how it helped the local community. PLUS there's an interview with the new owner, John Barbey who's love of history really shines through.
This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England.
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