Glorious Goodwood : a biography of England's greatest sporting estate / James Peill.
By: Peill, James.Publisher: London : Constable, 2019Description: 322 p., 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; ill. col. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781472128249 : (hbk).Subject(s): Nobility -- England -- West Sussex -- History | Sports -- England -- West Sussex -- History | Hunting -- Great Britain | Horse racing -- Great Britain | Sussex (England) -- Historic houses, etcDDC classification: 942.262
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Royal origins -- Exile -- The Charlton hunt -- Taming the landscape -- The renaissance duke -- The radical duke -- Brussels interlude -- Glorious Goodwood -- Scottish interlude -- Widowerhood -- The great war -- Horse power -- Epilogue
The history of Goodwood, England’s greatest sporting estate.
Goodwood has been the home of English sport for centuries. The story of how a small hunting lodge became the iconic location for the globally-renowned Festival of Speed, Glorious Goodwood and Goodwood Revival events is inextricably intertwined with the tale of the Dukes of Richmond. The Dukes were, variously, patrons of the arts, political influencers, royal confidantes, architectural innovators, horticultural enthusiasts and stewards of the community. Above all, they were passionate about the sports for which Goodwood is best known: horseracing, motor sports, foxhunting, cricket, shooting and golf. Drawing upon the wealth of the Goodwood archives, James Peill vividly captures the character of each Duke, some radical and others staunchly traditional, and the wide-ranging impact they had on the Goodwood of today.