Country Life February 1 2017

Country Life February 1 2017 explores the making of the Royal Family. Find out more here:

HOUSE OF WINDSOR: When George V changed the family name to Windsor during the First World War, it proved a masterstroke for the monarchy. Clive Aslet reports on the evolution of the House of Windsor in its centenary year

ARCHITECTURE: Landowners from the 18th century ornamented their parks and gardens with re-creations of monoliths, henges and rocking stones. Rosemary Hill explores the fashion

GARDENS: Taking on gardens that have undergone a period of ‘muddle’ is not for the faint-hearted, but Non Morris is inspired by the reworking around Hutton-in-the-Forest in Cumbria

DOVE KEEPING: The sight of a dovecote encircled by a halo of fluttering life is becoming a rarity, laments Christopher Sykes

BRITISH CONFECTIONERY: The British have confectionery licked, says Emma Hughes

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Owain Jones previews the 6 Nations rugby tournament and predicts a win for Ireland, propelled by the powerful ‘Tullow Tank’

INTERIORS: Giles Kime has bright ideas for lighting, all too often an afterthought in decorating schemes, plus the latest in elegant pendant lights

COOKING: Melanie Johnson mashes Jerusalem artichokes with cod

PROPERTY: You’re better off up North, says Penny Churchill and Eleanor Doughty urges us to reconsider the forgotten Dukeries

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