Art, Animals and Politics: Knowsley and the Earls of Derby

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Since they were created Earls of Derby in 1485, the Stanleys - a great Lancastrian family, whose seat, Knowsley Hall, is near Liverpool - have been significant in the life of the nation as patrons and collectors, sportsmen and politicians.These absorbing essays by a distinguished cast of contributors- led by historian David Starkey, on Lady Margaret Beaufort,the first Countess of Derby, and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, on Edward Lear's stay at Knowsley - cover key facets of the family's diverse achievements. The 4th, ...

Art, Animals and Politics: Knowsley and the Earls of Derby 2015, Unicorn Publishing Group, London

ISBN-13: 9781910065822

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