Death, taxes and the Devonshire hunting tapestries

'It’s a glimpse into something distant in time and governed by different rules'

Good afternoon readers — and welcome to Wednesday’s members-only newsletter.

Today’s story takes you to Derbyshire, by way of medieval France. A few weeks ago I went to Chatsworth House to look at the magnificent hunting tapestries that are currently on loan there from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The tapestries were made almost 600 years ago…

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