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to Belvoir Castle, 1813, 14-Destruction of the Castle by fire,
1816-List of the pictures burnt-Interesting memorial of that
event-Death of the Duchess, 1825-Her character-Death of
the Duchess Dowager, 1831-Of Lord Robert Manners-Visit
of the Queen Dowager to Belvoir Castle, 1839-Speeches and
character of the present Duke-Tabular statement of genera-
EXTERIOR. Styles of Architecture. INTERIOR. Guard Room
REGENT'S GALLERY. Works of art, tapestry, paintings, and
sculpture Names and lives of Artists-Coypel, Nollekens,
Wyatt, Ceracchi, Reynolds, Luca Penni, West, Kauffman,
Hoppner, Kneller, Breughel, Le Nain, Gainsborough, Marlow,
Lely, Mortimer-Wellington chair
PICTURE GALLERY. Chairs from the Borghese Palace-Pictures,
CHAPEL. Architectural character-Altar Piece, by Murillo, 271
AWAITING ROOM. Portraits, &c., by Lely, Vosterman, Tillemans,
Marlow-Model of the former Castle
LIBRARY. Architectural character-MSS., books, and original
oriel and a side window-Paintings by Wright, Ferneley, Van
CHINESE ROOMS. Character of the decorations
ELIZABETH SALOON. Gorgeous style of the decorations-Statue
of the late Duchess-Painted ceiling, cabinets, portraits of the
Duke and Duchess by Sanders-Casket-Miniatures in enamel,
oil, and water colours, by Liotard, Cooper, Zincke, Petitot,
GRAND DINING ROOM. Character of the decorations-Magnifi-
HUNTERS' DINING ROOM. Pictures by Reynolds, Peters, Mar-
STAUNTON TOWER. A portion of the Castle of considerable tra-
ditional antiquity-An attempt to ascertain the date of its
PRIVATE APARTMENTS. Pictures by Stubbs, Cladenberg, &c.
STEWARD'S ROOM. Solidity of the architecture of this portion
PLATE PANTRY, KITCHEN, ALE CELLARS, AND LAMP ROOMS
THE DEMESNE. Critical remarks on the former style of garden
decorations-Evelyn, Bacon, Milton, Addison, Pope-Artist
gardeners, Bridgeman, Kent, Wright, Brown, Sir W. Cham-
bers, Price, Repton-Character of the Belvoir scenery-Duke's
walk, flower gardens, statues, wilderness, the dairy, garden
gate, &c.-Stables, Inn, site of Priory
MAUSOLEUM. Site and architectural character-Sculptured re-
BOTTESFORD CHURCH. Architectural description, monuments,
TABLE OF THE NOBLE AND DISTINGUISHED FAMILY OF MANNERS,
CORRECTED FROM THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT, PRESERVED AT BELVOIR CASTLE.
MANNERS, DUKE OF RUTLAND, MARQUIS OF GRANBY, EARL OF RUTLAND, AND BARON MANNERS, OF HADDON.
first; and the second and third with a Lion of England. Or, two bars Azure, a chief quarterly of the second and Gules; the first and fourth charged with two fleurs-de-lis of the
On a chapeau Gules, turned up Ermine, a Peacock in pride Proper.
Two Unicorns Argent, armed, crined, tufted and unguled, Or.
"Pour y Parvenir.'
Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire; Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, &c.
Sir ROBERT MANNERS, Lord of the manor of Ethale, co. Northumberland.
Sir Robert Manners, of Ethale, co. Northumberland, knt.=Philippa, dau. of Sir Bartholomew Montbouchier, knt.
Sir Robert Manners, of Ethale, co. Northumberland, knt. Hawise, dau. of Robert de Muschamp, Baron Muschamp.
FIRST PERIOD, A.D. 1066—1247.
ROBERT DE TODENI. Arms, Gules, an eagle displayed within a bordure, argent.
THE noble position of Belvoir Castle would lead the observer to expect, that its site must always have been an object of great interest to the successive dynasties of people, who in their turn were lords of the country. Considerable research has not indeed brought to light any proofs, that the ancient British availed themselves of its importance, either for a civil, or a military purpose. That it was, however, a warlike station from the earliest period, can be little doubted. Its obvious advantages as a commanding post of observation, could not have been overlooked by the most uncivilised people; especially when consisting, as the ancient British did, of numerous tribes, to whom war formed a sort of daily pastime.