Posted: March 16th 2018
by Joanne Lewis, Marketing Assistant, with help from Lucy Purvis, Holkham Archivist
The year is 1712 and a young, impressionable Thomas Coke, heir to a great fortune, leaves Holkham to gunfire and a fanfare to set off on his grand tour of epic proportions. Where did he go and what did he see? More importantly, what was an 18th century Grand Tour?