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This is a new edition of the book that helped to establish a new canon of country house studies and inspire a national series, county by county. Almost a new book, it incorporates the results of additional research in the last 12 years.
The great wealth of documents, drawings and printed sources in archives and libraries has been systematically exploited to throw light on the history of more than a 130 significant houses. This book will have great appeal to students of architectural, social and local history and to the general reader alike.
About the Author
Nicholas Kingsley is the County and Diocesan Archivist of Gloucestershire. Educated at St Paul's School and Keble College, Oxford, where he read geography, he began his research on Gloucestershire country houses while working as a junior archivist at Gloucestershire Record Office in 1979-89. he then moved on to become city Archivist of Birmingham for several years before returning to Gloucestershire as Country Archivist.
He is Vice-Chairman of the National Council on Archives and his other published work includes articles for Country Life and local history journals as well as professional archival reports. He is the General Editor of the national series English Country Houses, of which the three volumes on Gloucestershire form part. He is married and lives in Cheltenham.
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.5 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.05
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised