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William Waldorf Astor: From American Tycoon to English Lord

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lecture, Reception & Book Signing Sponsored by the Maymont Council in collaboration with the English-Speaking Union Richmond BranchPresented by Curt DiCamillo, Architectural Historian, Author and Authority on the British Country HouseIn this richly illustrated talk, historian Curt DiCamillo will trace the extraordinary life of one of the world’s most enigmatic tycoons who became an English lord. Astor’s most magnificent houses will be featured, including his English country estate Hever Castle in Kent, the ancestral home of Anne Boleyn: Cliveden House, the magnificent Thames-side palace: his stunning London home, Astor House: and Lord Astor’s sublime paradise of art, architecture, and gardens, Villa Astor, an Italian landmark dating to the Roman Empire.Mr. DiCamillo served as Executive Director of The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA and is currently at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He has been presented to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the Prince of Wales, and is the author of Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast.


November 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Private: Garden Hall