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
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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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