The Stately Houses, Palaces & Castles of Georgian, Victorian & Modern Britain

The Stately Houses, Palaces & Castles of Georgian, Victorian & Modern Britain

From George I to Elizabeth II, 1714 to the Present Day

Book - 2011
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Discover Britain's magnificent heritage of country houses in this lavishly illustrated guide to the architectural treasures of the British Isles. Spanning the years from 1714 to the start of the twenty-first century, this book includes the period's finest examples of British architecture. An in-depth guide to the history of every house features information on its design, construction and the stories of its best-known inhabitants, as well as profiles of celebrated architects. Timelines and maps trace the development of Britain's architectural legacy, while a glossary introduces key terms and an A-Z listing make it easy to find every property listed. This book will delight and inform in equal measure.
Publisher: London : Southwater, c2011.
ISBN: 9781844768004
Branch Call Number: 728.810941 Phi
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), col. maps.
Additional Contributors: Phillips, Charles 1962-


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Apr 30, 2012

The Stately Houses, Palaces and Castles of Georgian, Victorian and Modern Britain. ----- Charles Phillips. ----- The title says ity all. Ninety pages; wonderfully illustrated; a brief description of the architecture and history of the building and the occupants. Some we all know or at least have heard of: Buckingham Palace, Balmoral Castle, and Windsor Castle. Others are relatively obscure or little known: Eltham Palace; Castle Drogo; and Haveningham Hall. Most certainly and Anglophile’s delight. Most certainly also what any lover of castles (and perhaps over the top architecture) will admire.S

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