Smythson Circle: The Story of Six Great English Houses

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Inan absorbing narrative stretching from 1541 to 1614, charting the creation of the first Renaissance buildings in England, the author of "Bess of Hardwick" describes how Chatsworth, Old and New Hardwick Halls, Wollaton, Bolsover Castle, and Longleat all came to be built in this vital period in architectural history. Bess is once again a central character as the patroness of thisastonishing burst of activity, but this is also the story of a ghost of unsung heroes who worked on the buildings mainly under Robert Smythson, who ...

Smythson Circle: The Story of Six Great English Houses 2010, Peter Owen Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9780720613445

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