Marble Hill was constructed for the extraordinary Henrietta Howard, who was both the mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales, and also friend and confidante of some of the cleverest men in England. The house and gardens were intended as an Arcadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London and today its grand interiors have been superbly restored and recreated to include a fine assemblage of Georgian paintings. There are few places in all of England in which to better recall the atmosphere of fashionable Georgian life. Make sure to check out the hand painted Chinese wallpaper in the dining parlor and the portrait of Henrietta Howard.
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