People in history

Discover some of the social history behind our places and uncover fascinating facts about the people who have lived in them

Cook in the kitchen at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Cooking in the kitchen at Attingham Park, Shropshire National Trust Images/John Millar
Lady Jane Grey in her VAD nurses uniform at Stamford Military Hospital (Dunham Massey), Cheshire
Lady Jane Grey cared for injured soldiers at Stamford Military Hospital National Trust Images / Robert Thrift

Women’s stories from the First World War 

We look after many places with connections to the First World War. Discover stories from the women who played a vital role in the war.

Tales from our places

T E Lawrence's chair in the Book Room at Clouds Hill, Dorset
Visit Clouds Hill, Dorset, and see T E Lawrence's specially-made armchair National Trust Images / Dennis Gilbert

The man who was Lawrence of Arabia 

Clouds Hill in Dorset was bought by T E Lawrence as a retreat, and has been kept as a memorial to the great man.


A taste of life at The Vyne with Mary the maid

Ever wondered what the life of a maid was really like? Have a peek into the life of the resident maid, Mary, at The Vyne. Learn more about the Chute family and the brilliant architecture and art that can be found within this historic family home.

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Lady Frances portrait at Mount Stewart
Marchioness of Londonderry and her son by Sir Thomas Lawrence, Mount Stewart National Trust Images

Our collections 

Discover the many portraits in our collections, from oil paintings by Old Masters to drawing, watercolours and photographs. Find out more about them here...


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