London, in all its vibrant, metropolitan glory, cannot be missed, but England’s real crown jewels? They don’t reside in The Tower. Come rain or come shine, the English countryside is evergreen and, with some of her most historic houses and princely castles within easy reach of the capital.
Megan Lambert explores the works of celebrated 19th-century artist António Xavier Trindade, known as “The Rembrandt of the East”. She discovers a surprising family connection between him and the owner of Ahilya by the Sea, Goa, an oasis of natural beauty and an ideal haven for artists.