The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

300 Frequently Asked Questions about Capability Brown, and a further 200 about Humphry Repton

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170: Was Lapidge any good?

Captain Ken reminds me that he can find nothing to interest him in the careers of Capability Brown’s associates, such as Samuel Lapidge and William Ireland.

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11: What did Spyers do?

Further to Note 8, comes a query from John B., a sailor from Bridport, who wonders how kindly a man was Capability Brown, and how he organised the visits of his surveyor, Jonathan Spyers’s?

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