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Boughton House: A jewel box set in the Northamptonshire countryside, Boughton has been called the English Versailles--and for good reason. In 1684, the house was inherited by Ralph Montagu, Britain's ambassador to France and a great admirer of the Bourbons' famous palace outside Paris. The home is filled with treasures, many of them paintings, furniture, porcelain, and textiles Montagu brought back from France.