Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History

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Yale University Press, 1978 - History - 344 pages
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The English country house has flourished over the centuries because of its ability to adapt to the changes in English society. This book is an account of the ways in which the upper-class life style were reflected in the houses in which the wealthy and powerful lived.
 

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While rather dry, and illustrated largely in black and white, this book would be useful to anyone planning to write historical or fantasy fiction in a medieval thru early modern period. Consider, for ... Read full review

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Contents

The Mediaeval Household
13
The Mediaeval House
29
The Elizabethan and Jacobean House
81
16301720
119
Virtuosos and Dilettanti
163
172070
181
17701830
213
Early CountryHouse Technology
245
18301900
267
190040
299
Notes to the Text
319
List of Illustrations
332
Index
338
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Mark Girouard is a well-known architectural historian whose books include "Life in the English Country House and "Cities and People. He knew James Stirling for many years.

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