Thomas Anson of Shugborough MASTER Final version 14062021

This is a pdf of a book length study of Thomas Anson, his travels, the development of his estate at Shugborough, Staffordshire, and his influence on the Greek Revival in the arts and ideas.


A brief portrait in his own words words and the words of those who knew him. I believe it gives a very true picture of his character.

Antonin Kammell Duet Op. 5 no. 5 Dedicated to Thomas Anson

Here are some video talks on related subjects:

Conversations in Arcadia

A talk to the Temenos Academy 10/02/2020 on the philosophy of the Greek Revival, and the platonists James Harris, Floyer Sydenham, and Elizabeth Carter. For more on the 18thc Platonists go here.

For details of Thomas Anson’s friend Antonin Kammell and his music go here.