An Englishman's Home...
;) So, it's not just Tom Wright (the Prince Bishop of Durham) who lives in a castle, Mark Goodacre is also a castle dweller
. ;) In fact he seems to defend the practice through ancient usage, after all, he implies, an Englishman's home is
his castle. Well, this New Antipodean's ancestors lived in castles, for centuries. They constabled the one at Beaumauris for several of the more recent ones. But, more recently still they gave up oppressing the poor - and began to do real jobs!
I still think that all the trappings of Prince Bishopery, even down to the odd castle, sends the wrong message. But maybe the Telegraph
neglected to mention some great and good use that is being made of 80 or so of the 90 rooms... so perhaps I should still my non-conformist ire!