Five things: Harewood House and estate, Leeds

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Think you know Harewood House? Think again.

The house was built in the 1700s by the first baron Edwin Lascelles, a West Indies plantation owner whose family came to England with the Norman conquest.

It covers 1,000 acres of the Harewood estate and the grounds were landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.The eighth earl is David Lascelles

In 1922 the earl’s son, Viscount Henry, married the eldest daughter of George V.

The grounds are famous for their exotic bird garden, which is home to more than 300 endangered species including penguins, flamingoes and macaws.

The house was extended in the 1840s because the third earl did not have enough bedrooms for his 13 children.Second storeys were added to its flanking wings.

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