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New Book | Cadogan & Chelsea

Posted in books by Editor on June 6, 2018

Published by Unicorn and distributed by The University of Chicago Press:

Beatrice Behlen, Amber Butchart, John Julius Cooper, Brent Elliott, Alan Powers, John Simpson, and Alwyn Turner, Cadogan & Chelsea: The Making of a Modern Estate (London: Unicorn Publishing, 2017), 224 pages, ISBN: 978-1910787434, £50 / $75.

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.

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