Great Houses of London

Author: James Stourton

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711237223

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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'This lavishly illustrated compendium suggest that the age of elegance endures' Mail on Sunday The great houses of London represent one of the marvels of English architecture and yet they are almost entirely unknown. They are for the most part disguised behind sober facades but their riches within are astonishing. There are many architectural wonders, among them Robert Adam's 20 St James's Square and William Burges's Tower House. Several - including Bridgewater House with its Raphaels and Titians - have held great art collections. These are houses that hold extraordinary stories: half the Cabinet resigned after breakfast at Stratford House; and on 4 August 1914, at 9 Carlton House Terrace, then the German Embassy, young duty clerk Harold Nicholson deftly substituted one declaration of war for another. Great Houses of London opens the door to some of the greatest and grandest houses in the world to tell the stories of their owners and occupants, artists and architects, their restoration, adaptation and change.
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Great Houses of Scotland

Author: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd,Christopher Simon Sykes

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856691063

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 272

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The Great Houses featured in this book reveal Scots architecture in its grandest forms. The specially commissioned photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes include stunning close-ups of architectural details and objects, and capture the spirit and style of the houses while Hugh Montgomery-Massingberds refreshingly personal and informal text is as much about the families, who in many cases still live in these fascinating places, as about the architecture and decoration. The personal selection of twenty-six houses reflects the development of style in Scotland, from old tower houses such as Cawdor through Baroque masterpieces like Drumlanrig and the pioneering Classicism of Kinross right up to the Edwardian opulence of Manderston and Ardkinglas.
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Great Houses of England & Wales

Author: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd,Christopher Simon Sykes

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856690539

Category: Country Houses

Page: 424

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Records thirty-two of the most important estates in words and photographs
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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled: "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates".

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066 to the Year 1803. Comprising the period from the restoration of Charles the second, in 1660, to the revolution, in 1688

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 32

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Murder Houses of London

Author: Jan Bondeson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144561491X

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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Which of London's most gruesome murders happened in your street? And were they committed by Jack the Ripper, the Kray twins, the Blackout Ripper or ‘Acid Bath’ Haigh?
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Thirteenth Century England VII

Proceedings of the Durham Conference 1997

Author: Michael Prestwich,Richard Britnell,R. H. Britnell,Robin Frame

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851157191

Category: History

Page: 254

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"An indispensable series for anyone who wishes to keep abreast of recent work in the field." WELSH HISTORY REVIEW
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Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300–1500: Volume 3, Southern England

Author: Anthony Emery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139449199

Category: History

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This is the third volume of Anthony Emery's magisterial survey, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300–1500, first published in 2006. Across the three volumes Emery has examined afresh and re-assessed over 750 houses, the first comprehensive review of the subject for 150 years. Covered are the full range of leading homes, from royal and episcopal palaces to manor houses, as well as community buildings such as academic colleges, monastic granges and secular colleges of canons. This volume surveys Southern England and is divided into three regions, each of which includes a separate historical and architectural introduction as well as thematic essays prompted by key buildings. The text is complemented throughout by a wide range of plans and diagrams and a wealth of photographs showing the present condition of almost every house discussed. This is an essential source for anyone interested in the history, architecture and culture of medieval England and Wales.
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