Circle of Animals Representing the Chinese zodiac
one is to the manor born. This is where the commoners play such an important role, coughing up expensive entrance fees which help to keep these stately piles open to the nation, while remaining the private residences of the current dukes and their offspring.
Houses like Blenheim are recognised worldwide thanks to the export value of television shows such as Downton Abbey and its ilk. As life sometimes imitates art, the public has as much entertainment from the soap opera of royal and aristocratic families as from the period