William Kent (2706 words)

Timothy Mowl (University of Buckingham)
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Gardens Rousham
The Gardens at Rousham — Kent’s Rill
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William Kent was one of the most important garden designers in the history of Britain, being responsible for inventing the natural style of garden and in particular for his work at Stowe and Rousham, two of the most important gardens in the country. Kent was born and bred in Bridlington (Brillington and Burlington being accepted variants of the town's name) . Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, heraldically originally Lord Bridlington and Kent's partner …

Citation: Mowl, Timothy. "William Kent". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 November 2007 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11844, accessed 24 June 2021.]

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