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02 – Strawberry Hill – Horace Walpole's Gothic Fantasies

An exploration of Horace Walpole’s mid 18th c. Gothic fantasy villa at Strawberry Hill, purple cushions and all. Contains readings from his highly indigestible novel ‘The Castle of Otranto’, intermittent bursts of tuneless medieval music, and George singing. Be warned.

Find out how to visit the house yourself at www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Music includes: David Munro ‘Bladder Pipes - Pastourelle’ and the album ‘Gothic and Renaissance Dances’ by Klaus & Michel Walter et al, both from archive.org

Look at images of the house on our Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104384327113725304822