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It passed through onto to Sir Henry Percy Gordon, who greatly enlarged the estate, with five farms stretching to around 2500 acres.He was the Uncle of Algernon Swinburne, the Victorian poet, who stayed frequently.North Court is a glorious Jacobean manor surrounded by fifteen acres of beautiful gardens, rising from the stream and walled kitchen gardens to the terraced walks, recognised nationally for their historic importance by English Heritage.
Some time before 9/11, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, once the powerful Saudi ambassador in Washington and head of Saudi intelligence until a few months ago, had a revealing and ominous conversation with the head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove.
Coverage of Dearlove's speech focused instead on his main theme that the threat from Isis to the West is being exaggerated because, unlike Bin Laden's al-Qa'ida, it is absorbed in a new conflict that "is essentially Muslim on Muslim".
Unfortunately, Christians in areas captured by Isis are finding this is not true, as their churches are desecrated and they are forced to flee.
A difference between al-Qa'ida and Isis is that the latter is much better organised; if it does attack Western targets the results are likely to be devastating.
The forecast by Prince Bandar, who was at the heart of Saudi security policy for more than three decades, that the 100 million Shia in the Middle East face disaster at the hands of the Sunni majority, will convince many Shia that they are the victims of a Saudi-led campaign to crush them.
History North Court, the largest of the Island’s Jacobean manor houses on the Isle of Wight was built in 1615 on the site of a monastic building, dating back to the 13th century.