Hardwick Hall

Twelve down, one to go: epic restoration of 16th-century, English tapestries nears completion after 20 years

Conservation of the panels—bought by Elizabethan noblewoman Bess of Hardwick—has been National Trust's "most lengthy and expensive textile project"

National Trust wrongly accused of asset-stripping while government fails to keep its word

The Trust is negotiating endowments with the Treasury for five major country houses in its care

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