A Biography of England's Greatest Sporting Estate
By James Peill
The history of Goodwood, England's greatest sporting estate
Famous throughout the world as England's greatest sporting estate, Goodwood has been the home of English sport for centuries: from foxhunting to cricket, from shooting to horse racing, from golf to motor sports.
Glorious Goodwood takes the reader on a historic journey starting in the eighteenth century with the escapades of the first Duke of Richmond (Charles II's illegitimate son), through the nineteenth century, up to the twentieth century with the Brussels and Scottish interludes and into the present day.
The three hundred years that the book embraces chart the ups and downs of a great English aristocratic family and how they responded to the challenges life presented, both as people of their times and as innovators, always with a love of sport that they willingly shared with others.
James Peill has been the Curator of the Goodwood Collection since 2009. He was brought up in the Welsh Marches and read History of Art at Edinburgh University. He was formerly a Director of Christie's where he was a specialist in the Furniture Department and an auctioneer.
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06 Jun 2019
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