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ROSEMARY HANNAH, The Grand Designer: Third Marquess of Bute , Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2012, ISBN: 978-1780270272, £25

ROSEMARY HANNAH, The Grand Designer: Third Marquess of Bute , Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2012, ISBN:... ROSEMARY HANNAH, The Grand Designer: Third Marquess of Bute, Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2012, ISBN: 978-1780270272, £25 Even as a young man, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart (1847­1900), the 3rd Marquess of Bute and Baron Cardiff, cut a larger than life figure. In 1870, Disraeli cast the towering twentytwo year-old as the eponymous hero of his bestselling novel Lothair, a character wracked by religious indecision and inspired by the shock of his actual conversion to Catholicism just eighteen months before. Bute (the name, as a typical aristocrat, he preferred) had inherited the Marquessate when he was just six months old. His father was `. . . the man who created Cardiff', the largest landowner in the area who turned industrialist and developed Cardiff Docks. It was a huge gamble but one that paid off ­ eventually. For the next fifty years, the docks allowed the export of South Wales coal to the world and generated enormous wealth for the family. However, the 2nd Marquess died suddenly leaving his affairs in an appalling mess. Although he had appointed trustees for his English and Welsh estates including Cardiff Castle, Scotland was a different matter. There, Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute and Dumfries http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

ROSEMARY HANNAH, The Grand Designer: Third Marquess of Bute , Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2012, ISBN: 978-1780270272, £25

Architectural Heritage , Volume 23 (1): 179 – Nov 1, 2012

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Edinburgh University Press
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© The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, 2012
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Reviews; Historical Studies
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
DOI
10.3366/arch.2012.0039
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ROSEMARY HANNAH, The Grand Designer: Third Marquess of Bute, Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2012, ISBN: 978-1780270272, £25 Even as a young man, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart (1847­1900), the 3rd Marquess of Bute and Baron Cardiff, cut a larger than life figure. In 1870, Disraeli cast the towering twentytwo year-old as the eponymous hero of his bestselling novel Lothair, a character wracked by religious indecision and inspired by the shock of his actual conversion to Catholicism just eighteen months before. Bute (the name, as a typical aristocrat, he preferred) had inherited the Marquessate when he was just six months old. His father was `. . . the man who created Cardiff', the largest landowner in the area who turned industrialist and developed Cardiff Docks. It was a huge gamble but one that paid off ­ eventually. For the next fifty years, the docks allowed the export of South Wales coal to the world and generated enormous wealth for the family. However, the 2nd Marquess died suddenly leaving his affairs in an appalling mess. Although he had appointed trustees for his English and Welsh estates including Cardiff Castle, Scotland was a different matter. There, Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute and Dumfries

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Published: Nov 1, 2012

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