By David Phillips
144 pages, 28 B/W line drawings.
Who designed Blenheim Palace or provided the furniture for Queen Victoria’s country houses? When did billiard rooms become fashionable? Where can you see a Victorian fernery? How much did a footman earn? Find the answers to these questions and many more in this essential reference book for all lovers of country houses. Topics covered include architectural styles, construction techniques, architects and craftsmen, interior furnishings, gardens, leisure pursuits and much more besides.