A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume XII: Chelsea - Victoria County History (Hardback)Patricia E.C. Croot (editor)
Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 30/09/2004
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Chelsea was a desirable riverside residence for wealthy merchants, lawyers, and courtiers from the fifteenth century, and a pleasure resort for all ranks of society from the eighteenth; it is now one of the most expensive and desirable places to live in London. This new volume relates all this and more, including a re-examination of the location of Sir Thomas More's house, a reassessment of Henry VIII's relationship with the manor house, the history of a major estate not previously identified, and a survey of the farm-gardening which gave prosperity to some local inhabitants. Facets of Chelsea's more recent history covered include the rebuilding of eastern Chelsea, which removed a large lower middle- and working-class population and replaced their accommodation with houses for the well-off; the artistic community which grew up in the late nineteenth century from which Chelsea derived its bohemian reputation; and the cultural and commercial changes of the Swinging Sixties.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 1533 g
Dimensions: 305 x 208 x 29 mm
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