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Frances Houghton Great Britain

arnaud maurières et eric ossart / le jardin de la noria, saint-quentin la poterie

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from BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain eight win historic medal

Great Britain's women's eight won their first Olympic medal, taking silver in the rowing behind the United States. The crew of Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett and Zoe Lee held off Romania on the line.

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Houghton Hall.... Built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole, our de facto first Prime Minister, Houghton is one of England’s finest Palladian houses. To realize his dream for a truly magnificent house that would justly reflect his considerable power and status, Walpole employed the architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell to draw up plans for the house whilst William Kent took charge of the interiors. No expense was spared and each room was lavishly decorated using the finest craftsmen of…

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Built by Great Britain‘s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton was passed to the Cholmondeley family through marriage at the end of the eighteenth century.