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Author Reginato, James, author.

Title Great houses : modern aristocrats / by James Reginato ; principal photography by Jonathan Becker ; additional photography by Brittany Ambridge [and five others] ; foreword by Viscount Linley.

Publication Info. New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
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Description 255 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 33 cm
Summary This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages. The history of England is inextricably linked with the stories of its leading aristocratic dynasties and the great seats they have occupied for centuries. As the current owners speak of the critical roles their ancestors have played in the nation, they bring history alive. All of these houses have survived great wars, economic upheavals, and, at times, scandal. Filled with stunning photography, this book is a remarkably intimate and lively look inside some of Britains stateliest houses, with the modern-day aristocrats who live in them and keep them going in high style.This book presents a tour of some of Englands finest residences, with many of the interiors shown here for the first time. It includes Blenheim Palaceseven acres under one roof, eclipsing the splendor of any of the British royal familys residencesproperty of the Dukes of Marlborough; the exquisite Old Vicarage in Derbyshire, last residence of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (née Deborah Mitford); Haddon Hall, a vast crenellated 900-year-old manor house belonging to the Dukes of Rutland that has been called the most romantic house in England; and the island paradises on Mustique and St. Lucia of the 3rd Baron Glenconner. This book is perfect for history buffs and lovers of traditional interior design and English country life.
Subject Country homes -- Great Britain.
Country homes -- Ireland.
Country homes -- Italy.
Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain.
Nobility -- Dwellings -- Great Britain.
Historic buildings -- Great Britain.
Added Author Becker, Jonathan (Photographer), photographer.
Ambridge, Brittany, photographer.
Linley, Viscount, author of foreword.
Added Title Modern aristocrats
ISBN 0847848981 (hardback)
9780847848980 (hardback)
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