A Secret History of the British Ancestral Home
Hardback 288pp Illustrated 252x195mm
9781849902069   Product Code: 19364
Spanning architectural history from the Elizabethan age to the 20th century, Dan Cruickshank explores six of Britain's finest country houses: South Wraxall Manor, Kinross House, Easton Neston, Wentworth Woodhouse, Clandeboye House and Marshcourt. They are all private family homes, closed to the public, but Cruikshank has gained access and presents a guide and commentary on their architecture, who built them, their inhabitants and the role of the great house in the social history of the country.