Great Britain's women's eight won their first Olympic medal, taking silver in the rowing behind the United States.  The crew of Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett and Zoe Lee held off Romania on the line.

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain eight win historic medal

Great Britain's women's eight won their first Olympic medal, taking silver in the rowing behind the United States. The crew of Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett and Zoe Lee held off Romania on the line.

Houghton Hall, Norfolk, completed 1735. Architects: William Kent, Colen Campbell, James Gibbs, Thomas Ripley.

Houghton Hall, Norfolk, completed 1735. Architects: William Kent, Colen Campbell, James Gibbs, Thomas Ripley.

Houghton Hall ~ A pair of cherubs pose on top of a pediment above a doorway in the Stone Hall leading to the Great Staircase

Houghton Hall ~ A pair of cherubs pose on top of a pediment above a doorway in the Stone Hall leading to the Great Staircase

Houghton Hall, recently restored by a 20th century heir. http://www.thestylesaloniste.com/2014/09/fabulous-new-art-and-decorative-arts.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+thestylesaloniste/pnaL+(the+style+saloniste)&m=1

Houghton Hall, recently restored by a 20th century heir. http://www.thestylesaloniste.com/2014/09/fabulous-new-art-and-decorative-arts.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+thestylesaloniste/pnaL+(the+style+saloniste)&m=1

Houghton Hall....  Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole, our de facto first Prime Minister, Houghton is one of England’s finest Palladian houses.  To realize his dream for a truly magnificent house that would justly reflect his considerable power and status, Walpole employed the architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell to draw up plans for the house whilst William Kent took charge of the interiors.  No expense was spared and each room was lavishly decorated using the finest craftsmen of…

Houghton Hall.... Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole, our de facto first Prime Minister, Houghton is one of England’s finest Palladian houses. To realize his dream for a truly magnificent house that would justly reflect his considerable power and status, Walpole employed the architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell to draw up plans for the house whilst William Kent took charge of the interiors. No expense was spared and each room was lavishly decorated using the finest craftsmen of…

1716-1717 British Wine coolers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "These wine coolers in the French style were made for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister....Coolers for individual bottles of wine were a novelty in England, and these reflected the fashionable taste and deep pockets of one of the most powerful men in the country."

1716-1717 British Wine coolers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "These wine coolers in the French style were made for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister....Coolers for individual bottles of wine were a novelty in England, and these reflected the fashionable taste and deep pockets of one of the most powerful men in the country."

Houghton Hall....  Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole, our de facto first Prime Minister, Houghton is one of England’s finest Palladian houses.  To realize his dream for a truly magnificent house that would justly reflect his considerable power and status, Walpole employed the architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell to draw up plans for the house whilst William Kent took charge of the interiors.  No expense was spared and each room was lavishly decorated using the finest craftsmen of…

Houghton Hall.... Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole, our de facto first Prime Minister, Houghton is one of England’s finest Palladian houses. To realize his dream for a truly magnificent house that would justly reflect his considerable power and status, Walpole employed the architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell to draw up plans for the house whilst William Kent took charge of the interiors. No expense was spared and each room was lavishly decorated using the finest craftsmen of…

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