Modern Aristocrats

This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages. The history of England is inextricably linked with the stories of its leading aristocratic dynasties and the great seats they have occupied for centuries. As the current owners speak of the critical roles their ancestors have played in the nation, they bring history alive. All of these houses have survived great wars, economic upheavals, and, at times, scandal. Filled with stunning photography, this book is a remarkably intimate and lively look inside some of Britain’s stateliest houses, with the modern-day aristocrats who live in them and keep them going in high style.This book presents a tour of some of England’s finest residences, with many of the interiors shown here for the first time. It includes Blenheim Palace—seven acres under one roof, eclipsing the splendor of any of the British royal family’s residences—property of the Dukes of Marlborough; the exquisite Old Vicarage in Derbyshire, last residence of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (née Deborah Mitford); Haddon Hall, a vast crenellated 900-year-old manor house belonging to the Dukes of Rutland that has been called the most romantic house in England; and the island paradises on Mustique and St. Lucia of the 3rd Baron Glenconner. This book is perfect for history buffs and lovers of traditional interior design and English country life."

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  • Author : James Reginato
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • ISBN : 9780847848980
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Modern Aristocrats

Modern Aristocrats
  • Author : James Reginato
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 20 September 2016
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This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages. The history of England is inextricably linked with the stories of its leading aristocratic dynasties and the great seats they have occupied for centuries. As the current owners speak of the critical roles their ancestors have played in the nation, they bring history alive. All of these houses have survived

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 01 January 1994
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  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 25 July 2021
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  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
  • Release : 04 September 2014
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  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Release : 16 September 2005
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 11 February 2020
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 30 September 2004
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 24 November 2020
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  • Release : 25 July 2021
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At the outset of the 1870s, the British aristocracy could rightly consider themselves the most fortunate people on earth: they held the lion's share of land, wealth and power in the world's greatest empire. By the end of the 1930s they had lost not only a generation of sons in the First World War, but also much of their prosperity, prestige and political significance.David Cannadine shows how this shift came about and how it was reinforced in the aftermath

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Prestel Publishing
  • Release : 16 July 2018
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  • Release : 31 March 2015
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