Amid a flock of sheep along the Patuxent River hides the modest home and exemplary collection of 17th- and 18th-Century antiques belonging to Karen Burroughs and Gary Hayre.
The 19th-Century’s rising merchant class aspired to preserve their faces in paintings and along the way created a new genre, the folk-art portrait.
Oliver Cromwell—history’s premier Puritan—bent 17th-Century England to his will, and his influence reached across the Atlantic to the 1661 (or thereabouts) home of Tim and Karen Mathis.
One-quarter of the Godspeed’s passengers were landed gentry who left behind country houses with beautiful gardens like Richmond’s Tudor-period Agecroft Hall.
Part I: No wilderness, America was home to a native civilization numbering in the millions who likely saw the first English colony of Jamestown as an invasion of trolls.
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