Patronage, Culture and Power by Pauline Croft
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Patronage, Culture and Power
By Pauline Croft

Patronage, Culture and Power

The Early Cecils 1558-1612

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Patronage, Culture and Power by Pauline Croft

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The Cecils were the dominant noble family in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. William, Lord Burghley rose to power and great wealth under Elizabeth I, then used his extensive patronage and exceptional breadth of interests to advance the Cecils' remarkable political and cultural pre-eminence. This wide-ranging collection of essays draws on architectural and art history, court studies, English literature, garden history, musicology, economic history, and women's studies. The extensive building programme of William, Lord Burghley and his son Robert, Earl of Salisbury was the most spectacular of the 16th and early 17th centuries, and much of it, particularly Burghley House and Hatfield House, still survives. Their encouragement of new processes of manufacturing was, like their splendid houses, innovative, forward-looking and highly influential. The Cecils were also innovative patrons of the arts. They were pioneers in the vogue for collecting paintings; patrons of musicians such as John Dowland and writers such as Ben Jonson; and introduced new styles of Renaissance design into gardens and interiors. The Cecil women, too, were influential in both political and cultural spheres. The no

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300091366
ISBN-10: 0300091362
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 38mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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