‘Downton Shabby’: A Commoner Takes on an English Castle

A Los Angeles actor and producer moved across the pond to restore his crumbling ancestral home. But fixing up a 50,000-square-foot manor isn’t easy.

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English Island Seeks a Landlord-King Who Likes Solitude, Seals and Beer

On Piel Island, winters are wet, travel is limited, and the solitary pub crowns the landlord king or queen under a shower of beer.

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A Tangier Home That Has Passed Between Design Legends

A 300-year-old house in Morocco has become a palimpsest of ideas and aesthetics, while both subverting and respecting the city’s own colorful legacy.

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Here Are Some Fun Places to Get the Vaccine

A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.

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The Mansion Is Closed Because of Covid. No One Told the Deer.

Barrington Court, a grand estate in England that was a filming site for “Wolf Hall,” has been shut to visitors for much of the last year — human visitors, that is.

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Margaret Thatcher and Class Struggles in “The Crown” Season 4

In the new season, Diana Spencer’s aristocratic breeding triumphs and Margaret Thatcher’s middle-class tendencies horrify the royals. Here’s a guide to the rigid world of the British class system.

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