The Rothschild family can trace their origins back to Frankfurt’s Jewish ghetto, later becoming the most powerful banking family of the 19th century. The five brothers were symbolised by the five arrows on the coat of arms. Baron Ferdinand (1839-1898), who built Waddesdon, was from the Viennese branch of the fmily and his mother was an English Rothschild. He was born in Paris and raised in Frankfurt and Vienna, moving permanently to England in 1860 to marry his cousin, Evelina of the English branch. Evelina and their child died in childbirth in 1866. Ferdinand became MP for Aylesbury in 1885 and later a trustee of the British Museum. The house, most of the important collections and the grounds around the house were left to the National Trust. A management committee was established, to be chaired by a family member and a large endowment ensured the family’s continued financing of the operations.
18th July 2018. Waddesdon Manor -Aylesbury home of the UK Rothschilds
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