Clues: Seamus Heaney wins Nobel Prize for Literature; eBay is founded; Jacques Chirac is elected president of France; Nasdaq closes above 1000 for first time; UK’s Barings Bank collapses, thanks to Nick Leeson; Mississippi becomes last state to ratify abolition of slavery; and 168 people killed in Oklahoma City bombing.
Flete, nr Ivybridge, Devon. Built out of Barings Bank money by Norman Shaw for H.B. Mildmay (whose mother was a Baring), 1878-80. A complicated and skillful remodelling of an earlier house showing Shaw at the height of his powers. Now converted to luxury retirement apartments.