Oct 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday~ Chatsworth, Part Two~ Inside the home of Bess of Hardwick

Building of Chatsworth house was begun in 1552 by Bess of Hardwick and her second husband Sir William Cavendish. Their second son, William, was created Earl of Devonshire in 1618. The 4th Earl who was created 1st Duke of Devonshire in 1694 after assisting William of Orange to claim the British throne, began to make improvements at Chatsworth. Eventually he completely remodelled the house and added formal gardens and the famous cascade. Most of the work was completed before he died in 1707.

Chatsworth House and gardens has been the setting for many films throughout the years. More recently Chatsworth House was used for all the exterior Pemberley sequences and some of the interior including the sculpture gallery, in the 2005 filming of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth & more recently in Duchess.Today, 2 Wordless Wednesday pictures.
Inside Chatsworth.. same as my header photo which is explained in my profile also, and see last week's Chatsworth photo. Read history here. Sadly, I have never been.