National Trust History & Heritage - Country House Life: A century in photographs

Hardback

A collection of over 250 photographs sourced from the archives of the National Trust's historic properties depicting life in Britain's country homes and estates.

An intriguing look at the life that was led in the country homes and estates now cared for by the National Trust in the period between the 1840s to the end of WWII. Over 250 wonderfully evocative photographs from the archives of the various properties tell intriguing tales of the owners and their families, their guests, and the men and women employed in the house and on the estate, what they looked like and what they did day to day.

Some of the photographs are set pieces, taken as a record of special events such as a visit by a member of the royal family or the coming of age of the son and heir; others give a picture of a normal day in the workings of the household.

Capturing unique moments such as the Duke and Duchess of York on their honeymoon at Polesden Lacey and Churchill breakfasting at Chartwell and accompanied by a fascinating commentary from social historian Elizabeth Drury, this book gives a wonderful glimpse into life in the great English country houses.

RRP: £14.99

ISBN

978-1-907892-25-7

Publication Date

19-07-2012

Format

Hardback

Pages

192 pages

Dimensions

231x196mm

Author

Elizabeth Drury, Francesca Scoones and National Trust Books

Product Description

A collection of over 250 photographs sourced from the archives of the National Trust's historic properties depicting life in Britain's country homes and estates.

An intriguing look at the life that was led in the country homes and estates now cared for by the National Trust in the period between the 1840s to the end of WWII. Over 250 wonderfully evocative photographs from the archives of the various properties tell intriguing tales of the owners and their families, their guests, and the men and women employed in the house and on the estate, what they looked like and what they did day to day.

Some of the photographs are set pieces, taken as a record of special events such as a visit by a member of the royal family or the coming of age of the son and heir; others give a picture of a normal day in the workings of the household.

Capturing unique moments such as the Duke and Duchess of York on their honeymoon at Polesden Lacey and Churchill breakfasting at Chartwell and accompanied by a fascinating commentary from social historian Elizabeth Drury, this book gives a wonderful glimpse into life in the great English country houses.

ISBN

978-1-907892-25-7

Publication Date

19-07-2012

Format

Hardback

Pages

192 pages

Dimensions

231x196mm

Product Description

A collection of over 250 photographs sourced from the archives of the National Trust's historic properties depicting life in Britain's country homes and estates.

An intriguing look at the life that was led in the country homes and estates now cared for by the National Trust in the period between the 1840s to the end of WWII. Over 250 wonderfully evocative photographs from the archives of the various properties tell intriguing tales of the owners and their families, their guests, and the men and women employed in the house and on the estate, what they looked like and what they did day to day.

Some of the photographs are set pieces, taken as a record of special events such as a visit by a member of the royal family or the coming of age of the son and heir; others give a picture of a normal day in the workings of the household.

Capturing unique moments such as the Duke and Duchess of York on their honeymoon at Polesden Lacey and Churchill breakfasting at Chartwell and accompanied by a fascinating commentary from social historian Elizabeth Drury, this book gives a wonderful glimpse into life in the great English country houses.

Author

Elizabeth Drury, Francesca Scoones and National Trust Books