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    The Country House and the Great War

    The Country House and the Great War

    World War One not only cost millions of lives, but it would also re-shape the social and political landscape of Europe. In country houses throughout Ireland and Britain, it changed patterns of life that had been going on for centuries.    Prof Terry Dooley, director of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, and Dr. Chris Ridgway, curator of the Castle Howard stately home in North Yorkshire discussed how the landed gentry were affected by the war.  They started by talking about the people who lived in these country houses at the start of the war. Questions they ...

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