About the Author

Merlin Waterson is the author of books on the history of conservation, domestic service and country houses. For over 30 years, he was on the staff of the National Trust, latterly as Director of Historic Properties; and has been Chairman of the Architectural Heritage Fund; and a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. He is on the Advisory Panel of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and is a Trustee of Wentworth Woodhouse. In 2005, he was awarded the CBE for services to heritage.

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