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Speke Hall

Paperback

Discover the stories of Worthless Sidney; shipping magnate Frederick Leyland, patron of Dante Gabriel Rossetti; and Adelaide Watt, who tightly managed the estate in the 19th and 20th centuries. This guidebook reveals why Speke Hall was once described by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as one of the most glorious places in England.

If it werent for the determination and ambition of its owners and tenants, Speke Hall might not be here today. This romantic, homely and marvellously complete Tudor timber-framed house tells the histories and mysteries of families as they evolved through the heyday of the Tudor period, embraced the Victorian era and continued into the 20th century, and how they preserved their house for the years to come. Discover the stories of Worthless Sidney (grandson of Charles II and Nell Gwyn); shipping magnate Frederick Leyland, patron of Dante Gabriel Rossetti; and Adelaide Watt, who tightly managed the estate in the 19th and 20th centuries. Surprising, enchanting and inspirational, this guidebook reveals why Speke Hall was once described by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as one of the most glorious places in England.

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ISBN

978-1-84359-520-5

Publication Date

01-11-2017

Format

Paperback

Pages

64 pages

Dimensions

210x210mm

Author

Richard Dean and National Trust Books

Product Description

Discover the stories of Worthless Sidney; shipping magnate Frederick Leyland, patron of Dante Gabriel Rossetti; and Adelaide Watt, who tightly managed the estate in the 19th and 20th centuries. This guidebook reveals why Speke Hall was once described by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as one of the most glorious places in England.

If it werent for the determination and ambition of its owners and tenants, Speke Hall might not be here today. This romantic, homely and marvellously complete Tudor timber-framed house tells the histories and mysteries of families as they evolved through the heyday of the Tudor period, embraced the Victorian era and continued into the 20th century, and how they preserved their house for the years to come. Discover the stories of Worthless Sidney (grandson of Charles II and Nell Gwyn); shipping magnate Frederick Leyland, patron of Dante Gabriel Rossetti; and Adelaide Watt, who tightly managed the estate in the 19th and 20th centuries. Surprising, enchanting and inspirational, this guidebook reveals why Speke Hall was once described by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as one of the most glorious places in England.

ISBN

978-1-84359-520-5

Publication Date

01-11-2017

Format

Paperback

Pages

64 pages

Dimensions

210x210mm

Product Description

Discover the stories of Worthless Sidney; shipping magnate Frederick Leyland, patron of Dante Gabriel Rossetti; and Adelaide Watt, who tightly managed the estate in the 19th and 20th centuries. This guidebook reveals why Speke Hall was once described by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as one of the most glorious places in England.

If it werent for the determination and ambition of its owners and tenants, Speke Hall might not be here today. This romantic, homely and marvellously complete Tudor timber-framed house tells the histories and mysteries of families as they evolved through the heyday of the Tudor period, embraced the Victorian era and continued into the 20th century, and how they preserved their house for the years to come. Discover the stories of Worthless Sidney (grandson of Charles II and Nell Gwyn); shipping magnate Frederick Leyland, patron of Dante Gabriel Rossetti; and Adelaide Watt, who tightly managed the estate in the 19th and 20th centuries. Surprising, enchanting and inspirational, this guidebook reveals why Speke Hall was once described by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as one of the most glorious places in England.

Author

Richard Dean and National Trust Books