Rushton Hall

Desborough Road, Rushton, Northamptonshire

Built from 1438, for Sir William Tresham (1404-1450), M.P., a veteran of the Battle of Agincourt who served as King Henry V's Attorney-General and Speaker of the House of Commons under King Henry VI. From 1907, it was leased by the American Anglophile and socialite Jimmy Van Alen of Wakehurst, who lived here full time during the years of Prohibition, from 1920 to 1933. Today, it is a luxury hotel. 

This house is best associated with...

James John Van Alen

J.J. Van Alen, "The American Prince of Wales"

1846-1923

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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 15/03/2019 and last updated on 05/01/2020.

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