Soane awarded Traveling Scholarship, funded by the King George III

He began his career as a pupil in the offices of George Dance the Younger and Henry Holland and was a student at the Royal Academy. He won the Academy Gold Medal for Architecture in 1776 and was awarded their Travelling Scholarship, funded by King George III. After spending two years in Italy he set up his own practice and continued working as an Architect until his death at the age of 84.

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