Synopses & Reviews
The squares of London are amongst its most famous and best loved features. Berkeley Square, Eaton Square, St James's Square - the names are inextricably linked with the history of London itself. And the great houses of the capital - Buckingham House, Apsley House, Spencer House, to mention but a few - are intimately bound with the story not just of London but of the great families of the land. Edwin Beresford Chancellor's two volumes form an absorbing and informative account of the history of two of London's defining features. First published almost a century ago, these rare volumes still provide the most comprehensive accounts of their subject in a single volume. Attractively illustrated, with a new Introduction by Simon Jenkins, and handsomely produced in large format, they will be welcomed by all those with an interest in London's architectural and cultural history.
About the Author
Edwin Beresford Chancellor (1868-1937) was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Member of the Council of the London Topographical Society. Privately educated in Paris and at Christ Church, Oxford, he wrote many successful books on the history and topography of London.
Table of Contents
Volume I: * The History of the Squares of London, Topographical and Historical * Preface * Introduction by Simon Jenkins * Introduction by Edwin Beresford Chancellor * Berkeley and Grosvenor Square * Cavendish and Hanover Square * St James's, Panton and Cleveland Squares * Soho and Golden Squares * Leicester Square * Red Lion, Bloomsbury, and Bedford Squares * Russell and Queen Squares * Tavistock, Gordon, Brunswick, Mecklenburgh, Woburn, ..etc., Squares * Portman, Montagu, Bryanston, Dorset, ... etc., Squares * Squares of the City and East End - Gough, Salisbury, Devonshire, Myddleton, .... etc., Squares * Index
Volume II: * The Private Palaces of London, Past and Present * Preface * Introduction by Edwin Beresford Chancellor * Past City Palaces - Devonshire House, Northampton House, Bridgewater House, Aylesbury * Great Houses of the Strand - Essex House, Arundel House, Worcester House, ....etc. * Burlington House and Others - Burlington House, Clarendon House, Buckingham House, ....etc. * Leicester House and Others - Leicester House, Drury or Craven House, Harcourt House, ....etc. * Whitehall Houses - Richmond House, Pembroke House, Gwydyr House, Carrington House, .... etc. * Apsley House * Bridgewater House * Chesterfield House * Crewe House * Devonshire House * Dorchester House * Grosvenor House * Lansdowne House * Londonderry House * Montagu House * Norfolk House * Portman House * Spencer House * Stafford House * Wimborne House * Index