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Four Centuries of Dog Collars at Leeds Castle Paperback 32a. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Buy Four centuries of dog collars at Leeds Castle: A collection of dog collars presented by Gertrude Hunt in memory of her husband John Hunt 1st by Leeds Castle Foundation (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). In Mrs Gertrude Hunt presented the collection of dog collars to the Leeds Castle Foundation in memory of her husband, the historian John Hunt. Mr and Mrs Hunt were both avid collectors and amassed a large collection of art and antiquities, but the dog collars were Mrs Hunt’s particular passion. The Dog Collar Museum is located in the grounds of the beautiful Leeds Castle in Kent. The Museum was started in when 62 historic dog collars were donated to the Leeds Castle Foundation by Gertrude Hunt. The collection has grown to over collars, which span five centuries, and tells the story of the dog's evolving relationship with man.
Discover what the best-dressed dogs have been wearing over the centuries at the delightfully quirky Dog Collar Museum at Leeds Castle from the Castle’s Curator, Annie Kemkaran-Smith. Read about the fearsome spiked collars worn by hunting dogs and the elaborate canine accoutrements adorning the hounds of King Henry VIII. This in turn was handed down over four centuries, by both inheritance and purchase, through a network of interlinked families. Discover the fascinating history of the Hon. Olive, Lady Baillie, the last private owner of the castle; a wealthy Anglo-American heiress who acquired Leeds Castle in when it was sold to pay death duties. The Dog Collar Museum is fully accessible via the entrance on the right of the Museum. The Museum has notices in Braille beside some replica exhibits which may be handled by visitors. Braille leaflets which give a brief description of the Castle can be borrowed, on request, from staff in the Dog Collar Museum or the Heraldry Room. This is Leeds Castle, nowhere near the city of Leeds in Yorkshire, but located some miles to the south, in Kent. It was once described as “the loveliest castle in the world” by historian Lord Conway and understandably, but slightly tediously, Leeds Castle ensures his words have not been forgotten – even if most of us have no idea who Lord Conway was.
20 th century collections display collars from tyres, beads and plastic. Mrs. Gertrude Hunt presented the dog collar collection back in to the Leeds Castle Foundation dedicated in memory to her husband, John Hunt, historian. The Hunts were avid collectors of priceless art and antiques, the dog collars though, were Mr. Hunt’s true passion. Books to Read. Four Centuries of Dog Collars at Leeds Castle — Leeds Castle has a special “dog collar museum.” This book depicts a collection of 63 collars presented to the museum by Gertrude Hunt in memory of her husband, John Hunt. Four centuries of dog collars at Leeds Castle: A collection of dog collars presented by Gertrude Hunt in memory of her husband John Hunt [Leeds Castle Foundation] on . The Dog Collar Museum at Leeds Castle, Kent, is home to more than rare and unique items which span across five centuries. (Photo: Matthew Walker Photography / Leeds Castle).