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    Cliveden House built in 1666. Berkshire, England

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    During the heightened tensions of the Cold War, an elegant party at the magnificent Cliveden House at Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England, spawned a secret love triangle.

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Cliveden House was built more than 300 years ago by the Duke of Buckinghamshire.The fame of Cliveden skyrocketed when it was purchased by William Waldorf Astor, in 1893 the richest man in America. Apparently, Queen Victoria was not well pleased. Astor gave it to his son and daughter-in-law, Waldorf and Nancy Astor, who turned it into one of the early 20th century's most important political salons.

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