Dominic Ingram

University of Oxford

Dominic Ingram - University of Oxford

I specialise in architectural and cultural history in eighteenth century Britain. I am currently working on a doctoral thesis exploring military influences on country estates around 1700-1750, such as houses built or remodelled by army and navy officers. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

The ceiling of the chapel at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

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The Tall Pavilion and Long Canal at Westbury Court Garden, Gloucestershire

What is a water garden?

A ‘water garden’ is a broad term that can be applied to any garden that makes use of water for ornamental effect, be that a series of cascades or a decorative canal.

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 George Hamilton, Earl of Orkney circa 1700

Who was the Earl of Orkney?

George Hamilton, first Earl of Orkney (1666-1737) was a distinguished army officer who fought in the Nine Years’ War (1689-1697) and the War of Spanish Succession (1702-1713), becoming one of the Duke of Marlborough’s best officers. In 1696 he acquired the Cliveden estate.

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George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham KG, PC, FRS, (1628-1687) after Sir Peter Lely

Criminal or minister: who was George Villiers?

George Villiers, second duke of Buckingham (1628-1687), was a powerful courtier and politician during the reign of Charles II (1660-1685). It was during Charles’ reign that he acquired the Cliveden estate and built a mansion, part of which remains standing today.

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