James Lees-Milne





James Lees-Milne

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born
in Wickhamford, The United Kingdom
August 06, 1908

died
December 28, 1997

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James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) was an English writer and expert on country houses.

Biography
He was a noted biographer and historian, and is also considered one of the twentieth century's great diarists. He came from a family of landed gentry and grew up in Worcestershire. He attended Lockers Park Prep School, Eton and Oxford University. In 1936 he was appointed secretary of the Country House Committee of the National Trust, and he held that position until 1950 apart from a period of military service from 1939-1941. He was instrumental in the first large scale transfer of country houses from private ownership to the Trust. After resigning his full-time position in 1950 he continued his connection with the National Trust as a part time architect
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