Forget peace and love: the town of Woodstock (the British version, naturally) is set to become the nucleus of more than 1,000 new homes. Clive Aslet investigates.
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Annie Tempest has been drawing Tottering-by-Gently cartoon in Country Life for 25 years. She spoke to Clive Aslet – the editor who first employed her for the magazine –on why…
The fabulous design of the great ocean-going liners had a far-reaching cultural impact associated with national politics and pride, discovers Clive Aslet.
This fine house of about 1600 has been carefully renovated to provide modern services in a historic context. Clive Aslet reports on the challenges of this undertaking.
In the heart of Lyme Regis a very special type of school: an academy where people come from around the world to learn the craft of boatmaking. Clive Aslet paid…
In the second of two articles, Clive Aslet reveals how this medieval manor house was loved back to life by an Edwardian engineer, Robert Fuller, and his scholarly architect, Sir…
Two of Britain’s greatest-ever architects, Christopher Wren and James Wyatt, have been linked with the creation of Fawley Court.
This striking town house in Oundle serves as home to the headmaster of the town's famous school.
Clive Aslet has been connected with Country Life for all of his working life. Here, he explains how the magazine has managed not only to survive, but to prosper.
Just thinking about it is enough to get any country-house owner hot under the collar, but when it comes to fire, prevention is key.
Clive Aslet meets the chairman of the Georgian Group, and hears why the 18th century was best.
Randoll Coate bluffed his way into 'labyrinthology' with a chance comment at a dinner party, and ended up making a 30-year second carer of it.
Carefully crafted and a favourite of Queen Victoria, a Winsor and Newton paintbrush is a work of art in itself.
The ancient art of wood engraving requires introspection and secrecy in order to create intriguing and intricate pieces of work, discovers Clive Aslet.
Clive Aslet reports on the evolution of the House of Windsor – through George V, Edward VIII and George VI to Elizabeth II
Clive Aslet enjoys this moving account of how First World War soldiers found hope through their connection with Nature.
The River Thames throws up treasure and trinkets with delightful regularity, each telling a little bit more about the history of London.
Amusing observations and sharp character studies illuminate this study of the decline of the Church of England, finds Clive Aslet.
The restoration of the wonderful Kinross House was very much informed by the spirit of its original owner, finds Clive Aslet.
Artist and Empire at TATE Britain is a quite randomly put together collection, finds Clive Aslet