Phil Spencer: History of Britain in 100 Homes
Phil hears tales of lovesick ghosts as he surveys Longleat's lavish interior décor and some of the most elaborate gardening in history
When is a stately home not a stately home? When it's a stately castle. In Leicestershire, Phil tries some medieval pest control and finds evidence of an aristocratic sex scandal and a lost railway.
Phil is off to Norfolk and a grand pile built by Britain's first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole. He discovers jaw dropping costs, bedrooms, and a giant silver bed.
Phil explores the magnificent Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and learns about its 18th century builders, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, and his wife Sarah