Gardens for Gloriana

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Release date: 2019-09-05

Description

The formal gardens of Elizabethan England were among the glories of their age. Complementing the great houses of the day, they reflected the aspirations of their owners, whose greatest desire was to achieve success at Court and to delight the Queen. No leading courtier would be without his great house, no great house was complete without its garden. In this richly illustrated work, Jane Whitaker explores these gems of Elizabethan England, focusing on the gardens of the Queen and her leading courtiers. Drawing on the cultural and horticultural sources of the day, as well as evidence surviving on the ground, she recreates these lost gardens, revealing both the rich and Renaissance culture that underlay them and the sumptuous world of the Elizabethan aristocracy. The result is an evocation of one of the most opulent reigns in English history and an entertaining and informative study of one of the most interesting periods of garden history.

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Additional Information

Genre: United Kingdom, Great Britain

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9781786726049

Additional Information

Genre: United Kingdom, Great Britain

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9781786726049

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