A letter to our visitors

Edward Douglas Coke CBE, DL 7th Earl of Leicester

Edward Douglas Coke, 7th Earl of Leicester

In 2016 we did not put on an exhibition in the Hall. Lord Leicester explained the reason to our visitors: "I intended to put on an exhibition in the Hall about my late father, the 7th Earl of Leicester, who died in April 2015. But, as I began to assemble the exhibits and work on the contents of the exhibition, I realised that it was too soon and the memories were still too raw to be able to pay tribute properly to the man who saved Holkham. Together with my family I decided that I would like more time to do justice to my father and therefore I postponed the exhibition, until we all feel ready to mount it.

Thank you for your understanding."

Earl of Leicester