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“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

woensdag 25 maart 2015

Wilton House.

Wilton House has been welcoming film crews for many years as it offers a wide range of locations for cinema, television and stills photography. The magnificent House, with its splendid state rooms and landscaped parkland, is an ideal backdrop for filming. Extending beyond the limits of the park, the 14,000 acres of Wilton Estate also contain many settings suitable for both filming and stills photography. Films shot here include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and, more recently, The Young Victoria.
Double and Single Cube Room
Via the Colonnade Room the ladies Dashwood walk with Robert Ferrars through the Great Ante Room, where the orchestra is playing,  into the Double Cube Room. Willoughby and his fiance Miss Grey are talking in the Single Cube Room.
WILTON HOUSE SALISBURY ([also] Pemberley, Mr. Darcy’s family home)
Built in the 16th Century on a site occupied for nearly 800 years prior by a succession of religious communities, Wilton House Salisbury is the family home of the 18th Earl of Pembroke (whose late father, the 17th Earl, was director/producer Henry Herbert). The uniquely designed Double Cube Room is seen in Pride & Prejudice as the drawing room of Mr. Darcy’s family home, where Lizzie is introduced to Darcy’s sister Georgina.
The Double Cube Room, widely recognized as one of the finest surviving examples of 17th Century Palladianism (inspired by the architect Palladio) in England, houses and showcases a collection of family portraits by the 17th-Century artist Sir Anthony van Dyck. focusfeatures

Fans of Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, will recognise Wilton House  as Pemberley and the magnificent gardens at Stourhead, where Elizabeth rejects Darcy’s first proposal of marriage
Video's about P & P yourepeat+pride+prejudice

This is Wilton House - the home of the 18th Earl of Pembroke. It's been in his family for over 500 years. It's breathtakingly beautiful, meticulously maintained and absolutely awe-inspiring. It wasn't on our original list of houses to see but I stumbled upon it while shuffling through our Wilshire guide. It was just outside of Salisbury - just a few miles outside of town. SO worth the trip. We took a tour of the house and strolled through the gardens. Cate had a great time at the adventure playground too. It was a wonderful few hours.  They filmed parts of Sense and Sensiblity, Young Victoria, Mrs. Brown, Pride and Prejudice (it was Pemberly in the Keira Knightly film) and in a bunch of other things. I highly recommend it! jollyoldengland

The Earl is full of plans for the estate and has a new estate manager starting in a month's time. Most of Wilton's income at present comes from letting the 200-odd cottages and houses on the estate - and he wants to, if possible, extend Wilton's land and property holdings. He also cherishes hopes of buying back some of the family treasures that have been dispersed over the decades - every time he goes to a museum he seems to come across some Pembroke portrait or artefact - most recently a Pembroke suit of armour in New York. He is not particularly keen to increase visitor numbers because they cause a lot of wear and tear on the house, but he wants to have more high-paying events, such as Madonna's wedding anniversary party which was held here, or more films, like the recent Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice or The Madness of King George, which were made here. He seems confident that he can restore Wilton's fortunes and 'take the estate into the 21st century' - whatever that means.

Austen werd geboren in Hampshire. Haar vader was een geestelijke. Het grootste deel van haar leven bleef zij in haar geboortestreek. Austen had zes broers en een oudere zuster, Cassandra, met wie zij zeer hecht was. Het enige onbetwiste portret van Jane Austen is een gekleurde schets die door Cassandra werd gemaakt en nu in de National Portrait Gallery in Londen hangt. In 1801 verhuisde de familie naar Bath. In 1802 werd Austen ten huwelijk gevraagd door de rijke Harris Bigg-Wither en zij stemde toe; de volgende dag deelde ze echter mee dat zij haar woord niet kon houden en trok haar instemming in. De reden hiervoor is niet bekend, maar Austen is nooit getrouwd. Na de dood van haar vader in 1805 woonden Jane, haar zuster en haar moeder daar nog verscheidene jaren tot zij in 1809 naar Chawton verhuisden. Hier had haar rijke broer Edward een landgoed met een plattelandshuisje, dat hij aan zijn moeder en zusters schonk (dit huis is tegenwoordig open voor het publiek). Zelfs nadat zij naam gemaakt had als romanschrijfster bleef zij in relatieve stilte leven, maar haar gezondheid ging sterk achteruit. Er wordt nu aangenomen dat zij de ziekte van Addison had, waarvan toen de oorzaak nog onbekend was. Ze reisde naar Winchester om behandeling te zoeken, maar stierf daar en werd begraven in de kathedraal.
Tot Austens beroemdste werk behoort de roman Emma. Het boek wordt vaak aangehaald vanwege de perfectie van vorm. Moderne critici blijven ook nieuwe perspectieven ontdekken op het scherpe commentaar van Austen betreffende de klasse van jonge, ongehuwde, aristocratische Engelse vrouwen in de vroege 19e eeuw.


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Fashion - Regency 1

Edward Austen Leigh wrote down this description of Jane's appearence in the years just after the family left Southampton.

"She was tall and slender; her face was rounded with a clear brunette complexion and bright hazel eyes.

Her curly brown hair escaped all round her forehead, but from the time of her coming to live at Chawton she always wore a cap, except when her nieces had her in London and forbade it."

Henry Austen said of his sister, " Her stature rather exceeded the middle height; her carriage anad deportment were quiet but graceful; her complexion of the finest texture, it might with truth be said that her eloquent blood spoke through her modest cheek." Henry applied these lines to Jane: " Her pure and eloquent blood spake in her cheeks and so distinctly wrought that you had almost said her body thought."

Austen's niece Caroline recollected: "As to my aunt's personal appearance, hers was the first face I can remember thinking pretty. Her face was rather round than long, she had a bright, but not a pink colour—a clear brown complexion, and very good hazel eyes. Her hair, a darkish brown, curled naturally, it was in short curls around her face. She always wore a cap