A Unique Family
Althorp was built in 1508, by the Spencers, for the Spencers, and that is how it has remained for over 500 years - the family line has contained politicians, courtiers, admirals, society beauties and pioneers in charity work, as well as gamblers, book lovers, and even a breeder of prize bulls. They were all related, but each Spencer was unique in time and taste.
Having one family in one home for five centuries has presented many opportunities for members of the line to leave behind their mark in the shape of their favourite acquisitions. A passion for collecting has always been present, and the cream of their collections now adorns Althorp. It is fair to say that the story of Althorp is also the story of the Spencers, and vice versa.
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