The Coventrys of Croome

The Coventrys of Croome

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In this well-researched account of the Coventry family since Sir Thomas, an Elizabethan lawyer, bought Croome in the 16th century, Dr. Gordon charts their rise to Baron Coventry then, by 1697, Earl of Coventry. The author describes the transformation of Croome by the 6th Earl, who employed a€˜Capabilitya€™ Brown and Robert Adam to create a country seat of elegance and beauty, now being restored by the National Trust. Widely acknowledged for its significance in the evolution of landscape design, Croome Park is the most important legacy of this celebrated family. Published in association with The National Trust.Warwickshire RO: CR 125 (153). 64. ... 76, pp.100-6 and W. Reider and others, Period Rooms in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York 1996), pp. 158-67. 74. ... See drawing 50(11) in Sir John Soanea#39;s Museum. 77. ... This sketch is part of a private collection and efforts to trace the owner have proved unsuccessful.

Title:The Coventrys of Croome
Author:Catherine Gordon
Publisher:Phillimore - 2000-01


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