Sunday, March 18, 2007

Never in the course of history .... - 18 March 2007

... have so many owed so much to so few.
... have so many been upset by one theory.

Down House from the gardenIt may have been Mothering Sunday but we focused on a couple of famous fathers. One of the houses that has been on the list for a visit for quite some time is Down House, home of Charles Darwin.

While in the area we re-visited Chartwell, home of Winston Churchill. ChartwellBoth houses were very much focused on the owner’s Study, where their books were researched and written. Churchill said that a day away from Chartwell was a day wasted and Darwin was largely confined to home by ill health, such was the significance of these rooms to these two great men that were nationally mourned at their deaths.

The other place of significance at Down House was the glasshouse where Darwin conducted experiments on plant propagation.

Darwin's glasshouse

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