GREAT BRITAIN: Tea with the Duke

Thanks, Sir, cried I, 'tis very fine, But where d'ye sleep and where d'ye dine?

Under the leveling influence of the Labor government, many a land-poor British lord was proving willing to provide (for a price) a firsthand answer to questions like this one asked by 18th Century Poet Alexander Pope after a visit to Blenheim Palace.

Last week, to earn some extra money for its upkeep and taxes, the huge doors of Blenheim Palace itself were thrown open to the public for four days weekly. Over the Easter weekend more than 4,000 visitors...

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