The Stately Houses, Palaces and Castles of Georgian, Victorian and Modern Britain: From George I to Elizabeth II, 1714 to the Present Day; with 200 Magnificent Photographs, Paintings, Reconstructions and Maps

The Stately Houses, Palaces and Castles of Georgian, Victorian and Modern Britain: From George I to Elizabeth II, 1714 to the Present Day; with 200 Magnificent Photographs, Paintings, Reconstructions and Maps

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By (author) Charles Phillips, By (author) Richard G. Wilson

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  • Publisher: SOUTHWATER
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 295mm x 8mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 16 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844768007
  • ISBN 13: 9781844768004
  • Illustrations note: over 200 photographs & artworks
  • Sales rank: 579,094

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Discover Britain's magnificent heritage of country houses in this lavishly illustrated guide to the architectural treasures of the United Kingdom. Spanning the years from 1714 to the start of the 21st century, this book includes the period's finest examples of architecture, such as Blenheim Palace, Arundel Castle and Clarence House. 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 complete reference book will delight and inform in equal measure.

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Charles Phillips is an established writer of popular history and the author of The World of the Medieval Knight, The Art and Architecture of the Aztec & Maya, Kings and Queens of Britain's Modern Age, and Medieval Castles, Stately & Historic Houses of Great Britain & Ireland (all Southwater). Consultant Professor Richard G. Wilson FRHistS (Fellow of the Royal Historical Society) since 2003 is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of East Anglia. He has written numerous books, essays and articles on topics of 18th- and 19th-century social and economic history.