Walking through Hughenden Manor

God who at many different times and ways spoke to the fathers through the prophets in these days speaks to us by Jesus his Son, who He has made heir of all things and by whom He made the worlds… and this Jesus who also purged us of our sins now sits on the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Hebrews 1: 1-3 (Sandy’s wording and understanding)
Hughenden Manor and formal gardens. The home of Benjamin and Mary Anne Disraeli.

Mary Anne’s first husband Wyndham Lewis was a parlimentary colleague of Disraeli. Mary Anne was widowed in 1838 and married Disraeli in 1839. She was 12 years older than him and together they bought Hughenden Manor. It is said that her money helped alot in giving him an English country life.
Once Mary Anne had died Benjamin Disraeli had this picture painted of his late wife from a cameo.

Here are some of Benjamin Disraeli’s sayings:

‘The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches but to reveal to him his own.’

‘One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong . And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.’

‘Never apologise for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for the truth.’

A painting of Benjamin Disraeli who against the odds became Queen Victoria’s favourite prime minister. As he himself said: ” Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”

Hughenden had another reason for being important. This has only been well documented publicly since 2004. It was the head quarters for the map making group of people during the second World War.

The Zinnias still on my table. Aging but beautiful. Thank you for reading my post. May you have a good week.
Sandy 😊

8 thoughts on “Walking through Hughenden Manor

  1. We learned about Disraeli at school. Information like this would have made history a good deal more interesting and we’d probably have remembered it better. Lovely photo of the manor – and your zinnias.

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  2. Amazing photos & interesting history. Thank you so much Sandy for sharing this rich part of history with us.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β€β€β€πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  3. I love the sayings by Disraeli I always wonder how people become so wise Your zinnia’s are so beautiful still!

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