A list of important dates in Horace Walpole’s life surrounding Strawberry Hill
1739 – Sets off, with Thomas Gray on the Grand tour. Visits France and Italy. Meets John Chute in Florence
1745 – Father dies, leaving Horace his fortune and a house on Arlington Street
1747 - Finds and leases Strawberry Hill
1749 – Purchases Strawberry Hill
1750 – Forms the “Committee on Taste” with John Chute and Richard Bentley to start planning the Gothic development of Strawberry Hill
1757 – Sets up Strawberry Hill Press
1765- The Castle of Otranto is published
1774 – Prints A Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole
1784 – Prints A Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole again with new additions and illustrations
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