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Why didn't the UK embrace Baroque Architecture?

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Why didn't England and the UK build in a Baroque style to the extent Europe did? Why are there very few examples of Baroque architecture in England compared to the rest of Europe - like France, Germany & Italy?
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Interesting question. I've not read much into it, but one reason I can think of is England being staunchely Protestant. Baroque was associated with Catholicism, with elaborateness, extravagance and debauchery. The regions most famous for their baroque architecure are/were all Catholic: Italy, France, Bavaria, Austria...
The English found baroque architecture and everything surrounding it rather distasteful and gaudy. The few examples of English baroque are accordingly much more restrained and austere and closer to neoclassicism.
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