NAJ 71 & 72: Rockingham Whig Landscapes, 2013

The 2nd Marquis of Rockingham was twice prime minister and leader of the Rockingham Whigs. Noted for their critique of the governments of King George III, the Rockingham Whigs upheld domestic and colonial civil liberties, promoted a sense of national virtue and opposed the American War of Independence. The focus here is on political discourse embedded in the landscape of the country estate in the various forms of agriculture, garden buildings, monuments and sculpture.