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Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle of Romance

Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle of Romance

Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle of Romance

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The multi-author ‘Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle of Romance’ is the first large-scale cultural history of the best known and most complete of the surviving Elizabethan prodigy houses.

Hardwick Hall is a monument to its builder, the great dynast Bess of Hardwick, and the book reassesses her role in the history of the house.

New research is also presented on subjects including Hardwick’s architectural history, the iconography of the decorative scheme, the tapestry and furniture collections, the evolution of the picture collection, embroidery, Bess of Hardwick’s tomb, the library, the development of the gardens and park, the 6th Duke of Devonshire and Hardwick, beds and canopies, the house from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, the transferral of the house and collection to the National Trust and the history of visiting the house.

Format: Hardback

Pages: 386

Images: around 200

ISBN: 978-0-300-21890-9


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Great details and fabulous photography. A must read for anyone who has been to Hardwick.

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