The Coventry's of Croome - GORDON, CatherinePhillimore, 2000, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
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SIR THOMAS COVENTRY (1547-1606). A successful lawyer, acquired his estate at Croome in the late 16th century. His son Thomas, also a lawyer, was more successful still and rose rapidly to high office, to become Lord Keeper in 1625. Three years later he was created Baron Coventry; he amassed great wealth and extended the original south Worcestershire estate into Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and beyond. This carefully-researched new book charts the family's ascent and describes the transformation of Croome by the 6th Earl, who employed 'Capability' Brown and Robert Adam to create a country seat to enviable elegance and beauty. The family's influence at both local and national level was re-asserted by the 9th Earl, a popular patron, Landlord and sportsman, who fought to protect traditional rural life from the remorseless forces of change. 226pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")
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