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Join Catherine Taylor, Head Archivist, as she discusses how Buckinghamshire became known as 'Rothschildshire' in this live online talk.

In the late-19th century, Buckinghamshire was often referred to as 'Rothschildshire' due to the number of houses and the estates the family owned in the county.

In this talk Catherine Taylor, Waddesdon archivist, will take a brief look at the history and main characteristics of the seven properties that gave the area this name as well as looking at the wider impact of the family in politics and philanthropy.

TalkMuseums online


Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

01296 820414


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