Holland House: Architecture in an Elite Society

  title={Holland House: Architecture in an Elite Society},
  author={Nicholas J. Cooper},
  journal={Architectural History},
  pages={37 - 75}
  • N. Cooper
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Architectural History
Abstract Holland House in Kensington, then on the western fringes of London, was built in 1603–05. Its builder, Walter Cope (?1553–1614), rose as an administrator by exploiting his close association with leading statesmen. The article suggests that the building's remarkable plan and appearance may have had more complex sources than previously proposed. The house was inherited by Cope's son-in-law, the first Earl of Holland (1590–1649), and newly discovered documents throw light on the extensive… 



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