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The Household Accounts of William Cavendish, Lord Cavendish of Hardwick, 1597–1607 Part 2

Edited by Philip Riden

This is the second part a three part edition by DRS of an exceptionally important volume of household accounts preserved at Chatswoth House.The first part contains an Introduction and the indexes, parts 2 and 3 the text of the accounts. The accounts were kept by officers of William Cavendish and offer a marvellous insight into a decade of family life at Hardwick Hall.

They also provide a day–to–day picture of William's public life and his social and commercial life in London. There is a wealth of detail of what life was really like in a great house or in the life of the upper classes in London.

ISBN 978 0 946324 41 5

416 pages

£50.00 (£30.00 to members)