The English House

english-houseA captivating exploration of the way we have lived as a nation over the past thousand years.

Our journey begins at Clive Aslet’s family home, a perfectly unremarkable London house. But, as Aslet shows, every house has a story to tell. In this sweeping work, he introduces us to buildings of all sizes and styles, each a window onto a period of architectural history and onto the lives of the people who lived in them.

These were the homes of aristocrats, farmers, clergymen, merchants, scientists, scholars, architects, shopkeepers and millworkers. This fascinating social history is the story not just of the English House but of the English at home.