Allison Adler Kroll

University of Oxford

Allison Adler Kroll - University of Oxford

I specialise in English literature, history, and culture from 1800 to the present day, and also have research interests in political history and theatre. I enjoy forging connections between my research in heritage studies and the history of the countryside with institutions that conserve historical sites and landscapes. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

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Bust of Virginia Woolf by Stephen Tomlin in the garden at Monk's House

Who was Virginia Woolf?

Virginia Woolf was an innovative modern novelist, essayist, literary critic, and central member of the Bloomsbury group.

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The pale green sitting room at Monk's House

What was the Bloomsbury group?

The Bloomsbury group was a circle of artists, writers and intellectuals who embraced a culture of sexual equality and freedom, informality and fierce intellectual debate, largely at odds with their strict Victorian upbringings.

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Oil painting on canvas, Victoria (Vita) Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson (1892-1962) by Philip Alexius de László de Lombos

Who was Vita Sackville-West?

Victoria (Vita) Mary Sackville-West was a prolific fiction writer, prize-winning poet, and gardener.

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Geese on water with the Palladian Bridge in the background at Stowe

Who were the Whigs?

The Whigs were an association of aristocratic men who in the 1670s demanded the exclusion of Charles II’s Catholic brother, James, from the royal succession.

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Close view of towers and turrets at Wray Castle, Cumbria

What does Gothic Revival mean?

The ‘Gothic’ is a style associated with late medieval English art and architecture; its many revivals are attempts to style literature, architecture, visual and decorative art, landscape design, and music after its features.

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A view across a lake with bright sky reflections of clouds in the water to golden style temples at Stowe

How has the English landscape garden developed?

The English landscape garden is characterised by structured informality. Orderly, aesthetically arranged elements draw attention to local flora and landscape features which appear entirely natural, or even ‘wild’.

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