Friday, 12 January 2018
Old Travel Blog Photograph Dining Room Dunrobin Castle Scotland
Old travel Blog photograph of the dining room in Dunrobin Castle located one mile North of Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland. The panelled dining room, 40 feet long and 22 feet wide, has a wall top Italian Grisaille frieze and a Khorassan carpet, as well as chairs containing needlework. During the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart stormed Dunrobin Castle without warning, because the Clan Sutherland supported the British government. The 17th Earl of Sutherland, who had changed his surname from Gordon to Sutherland, narrowly escaped them, exiting through a back door. He sailed for Aberdeen where he joined the Duke of Cumberland's army. On the death of the 18th Earl in 1766, the house passed to his daughter, Elizabeth, who married the politician George Leveson-Gower, later created 1st Duke of Sutherland. In 1785, the house was altered and extended.
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