The title of Baron Saunders, county of Wexford, Ireland, was created for Arthur Gore (1703-1773), who was elected to the Irish House of Commons was High Sheriff of Wexford in 1738 and was admitted to the Irish Privy Council in 1748. In 1758, he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Saunders, Viscount Sudley, of Castle Gore in the County of Mayo, and later was created Earl of Arran.
The successive earls of Arran were eminent Members of Parliament, military men and diplomats such as Arthur Saunders Gore, 5th Earl of Arran (1839 –1901), who was an Attaché at the British embassies in Hanover, Stuttgart, Lisbon and Paris. His daughters were Lady Mabell Frances Elizabeth Gore (1866–1956), who was Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary, and Lady Cicely Alice Gore (1867–1955), who was an Extra Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra.
Drumlanrig Castle, on the Queensberry Estate in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. So called the 'Pink Palace' for its distinctive pink sandstone, the castle was built between 1679 and 1689 and contains part of the celebrated the Buccleuch art collection which includes Rembrandt’s An Old Woman Reading, Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna of the Yarnwinder, and many other tapestries and objets d’art.