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The Cecils of Hatfield House by David Cecil
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Oct 23, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: biography, history, architecture, genealogy-sources, z-1990-s
Read in January, 1993

Hatfield House was built in 1611, & has for over 300 yrs remained the home of the Cecils, a family which at various times has held the destiny of the country in it's hands. Lord David Cecil was raised at Hatfield and knows intimately the house and it's history. Lord David Cecil keeps in perspective four centuries of English history without overcrowding his canvas, yet presents his protagonists in detail that is sharp, affectionate and memorable. Contains numerous photographs.

Cover image; Portrait of Robert Cecil by John de Critz the Elder.
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