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by John Spencer-Churchill,Alexandra Parsons,Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

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ISBN:
0847827402
Author:
John Spencer-Churchill,Alexandra Parsons,Henrietta Spencer-Churchill
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rizzoli; 1St Edition edition (October 25, 2005)
Pages:
224 pages
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1168 kb
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1539 kb
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4.9
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Henrietta Spencer-Churchill lives in London and runs the highly successful design firm Woodstock Designs.

Henrietta Spencer-Churchill lives in London and runs the highly successful design firm Woodstock Designs. She is the author of Classic Interior Design, Classic Design Styles, Classic Entertaining and Classic English Interiors. Very well done book on 'Blenheim' - bout could have benefited from more photos of the Gardens & Grounds! This was a place I used to vista, often, when I attended Oxford University.

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John Spencer-Churchill (Foreword). Alexandra Parsons (Contributor). Every history buff wishes that walls could talk. In this first book ever written about Blenheim and the Churchills by a family member, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill explores the relationship between one of history's most important families and its ancestral home. As though perusing a family album, she conveys the family's exceptional history and how each generation chan Every history buff wishes that walls could talk.

Lady Henrietta Mary Spencer-Churchill (born 7 October 1958) is an English interior decorator and founder of Woodstock Designs. Her name has been more than once included in a list of 100 Leading Interior Designers by House & Garden magazine

Lady Henrietta Mary Spencer-Churchill (born 7 October 1958) is an English interior decorator and founder of Woodstock Designs. Her name has been more than once included in a list of 100 Leading Interior Designers by House & Garden magazine.

Henrietta Spencer-Churchill. Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, Fleur Rossdale. Blenheim And the Churchill Family: A Personal Portrait. Classic Meets Contemporary: Twelve Top Designers Create Interiors for Today. Henrietta Spencer-Churchill.

John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, whose family seat is Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, died .

John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, whose family seat is Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, died peacefully this morning, a spokesman said. Duke of Marlborough dies aged 88 – passing title to his ex-convict son. The 11th Duke married WHSmith heiress Susan Hornby, mother of the Marquess of Blandord, in 1951.

Henrietta Spencer-Churchill is the daughter of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and spent her childhood surrounded by the exquisite architecture of Blenheim Palace. She lives in London and Woodstock, and runs the highly successful interiors company Woodstock Designs

Henrietta Spencer-Churchill is the daughter of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and spent her childhood surrounded by the exquisite architecture of Blenheim Palace. She lives in London and Woodstock, and runs the highly successful interiors company Woodstock Designs. The author is based in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Henrietta Spencer-Churchill (author). The first book about Blenheim ever written by one of the Spencer-Churchill family, Blenheim and the Churchill Family is filled with anecdotes, gossip, and intrigue, tracing the story of a glamorous dynasty from 1700 to modern times. This is the inside story, pieced together from the family archives, showing how the personalities of each Duke and Duchess influenced the progress of the great house through the centuries. Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd ISBN: 9781782490593 Number of pages: 224 Weight: 1323 g Dimensions: 279 x 203 x 27 mm. Yet controversy and conflict seethed around the Palace from its very start, thanks to two strong-minded women: Sarah, the wilful first Duchess of Marlborough, who wanted a home fit for a hero, and Queen Anne, who envisaged a glorious monument to England herself and a palace to rival Versailles. As a palace and monument, Blenheim is spectacularly successful. It is one of the finest examples of English Baroque architecture, decorated and furnished to an equally lavish standard, housing works of art from all over Europe.

Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill. John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough. Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill (born 7 October 1958) is an English interior decorator and founder of Woodstock Designs.

Every history buff wishes that walls could talk. In this first book ever written about Blenheim and the Churchills by a family member, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill explores the relationship between one of history's most important families and its ancestral home. As though perusing a family album, she conveys the family's exceptional history and how each generation changed the estate and how it changed them. Momentous events that changed the course of history are recounted as family reminiscences. Blenheim was a reward from Queen Anne to the first Duke of Marlborough for saving much of Europe from the domination of Louis XIV, and instantly became the family's center stage. Sir Winston Churchill was born in a back bedroom to his American-born mother, Jennie Jerome. Later, he directed Britain's World War II efforts from its study. Blenheim has witnessed some of history's most colorful characters including the ancestors of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and Consuelo Vanderbilt, the American heiress who conquered British high society.Widely considered England's finest example of baroque architecture, this is a rare glimpse into parts of the house never seen on public tours, and no history buff or visitor will want to be without this remarkable guide.
  • Garr
Although I initially purchased this book for its sumptuous photographs, the text is fascinating and well-written. Henrietta Spencer-Churchill provides the reader with an insider's view of life throughout the ages at the magnificent Blenheim estate in England. It is an intimate portrayal of both the building and the lives of her ancestors who resided there. It was rather engrossing - at times, reading like a juicy, yet somehow tasteful, modern-day tabloid, with its inclusion of a number of unflattering scandals. This book exceeded my expectations and would make a wonderful gift for your favorite anglophile.
  • TheFresh
Very well done book on 'Blenheim' -- bout could have benefited from more photos of the Gardens & Grounds! This was a place I used to vista , often, when I attended Oxford University. N.NB.: I was hoping/expecting far more photos of the lawns, fountains, & grounds!
  • Cobyno
Wonderful Estate and information!!
  • Golkis
This book exceeded my expectations, written more about the family than the house. Quite interesting and nice family photo's.
I'd have liked to see more about the architecture.
  • Drelalen
Lovely book and great seller...it was a perfect transaction!
  • Mayno
Not only does this book have great pictures but Henrietta Churchill-Spender dishes on the gossip about her illustrious ancestors. I was privileged to enjoy a tour of the private quarters of the Duke at Blenheim Palace and lots of the pictures are of parts of his home not always open to the public. There is even a picture of the Duke's favorite old green leather chair. Beautiful book with beautiful pictures of a magnificent home.
  • Talrajas
Interesting history about the family. I purchased it, however, for the photos and history of the interior and exterior which comprised a very small portion of the book.
Very nice book (although it was much smaller than I expected for the price). It's a bit expensive.