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Cadogan and Chelsea

The Making of a Modern Estate

The Cadogan Estate in Chelsea is one of the few remaining ancient family estates in London, covering one of the capital’s most dynamic, thriving and fashionable districts. Its foundations were laid in 1717, when Charles, Second Baron Cadogan married the daughter of Sir Hans Sloane, who had purchased the Manor of Chelsea in 1712. This lavish book celebrates the family’s three-hundred-year stewardship of the estate, which today is in the hands of the present Viscount Chelsea, who succeeded his father, Earl Cadogan, as group chairman in 2012.

Beautifully illustrated, this collection of essays by expert commentators looks at the history and lineage of this noble family and the formation of the Estate as we know it today.

224 pages | 100 color plates, 75 halftones | 9 3/4 x 11 | © 2018

History: European History, General History


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Table of Contents

Foreword
Earl Cadogan
 
The Cadogan Estate: A History
John Julius Norwich
 
Chelsea in Two World Wars
John Simpson
 
The Changing Face of Retail
Amber Butchart
 
A Horticultural Heritage
Brent Elliott
 
A Fashionable History of the King’s Road
Beatrice Behlen
 
Architecture of the Estate
Alan Powers
 
The Arts in Chelsea
Alwyn W. Turner
 
Into the Twenty-First Century
Viscount Chelsea
 
Notes and Biographies
 
Acknowledgements and Picture Credits
 
Index
 

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