Chatsworth House


Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke Of Devonshire and was the
home of the Cavendish family since 1549. It

Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House

has been handed down in 16
Cavendish generations.



My Object


The object I chose from Chatsworth House resides in the State bedroom. It is the bed which belonged to King George II. It had been ordered by the first Duke Of Devonshire in 1697. The bed was made by Francis La Pierre.


The bed was purchased at £470. This was an enormous amount of money in 1697. The 6th Duke removed the canopy of

The ceiling of the state bedroom


the bed and re-homed it to shelter a couch at Hardwick Hall, which is also in Derbyshire.


This bed is the bed that King George II died in

King George
King George II

on October 25th 1760. upon his death he gave it to the 4th Duke. Queen Mary and King George V also slept in this bed for the royal show at Derby in 1933. It was also used by various members of the royal family for Christmas’s up until the second world war.


The first Earl Of Devonshire was William Cavendish (1552-

Duke of Devonshire
The Duke Of Devonshire Crest

1626). Son of Sir William Cavendish and Bess Of Hardwick Sir William Cavendish was the younger brother of the two great grandsons of Sir John Cavendish (1346-1381).


The next three Earls Of Devonshire were the eldest sons of each Earl. For example the second Earl was the eldest son of William Cavendish. The third was the second Earls eldest son and so on.

The fourth Earl became the first Duke of Devonshire. William Cavendish (1640-1707). He was succeeded by his eldest son. He became the second Duke and he was then succeeded by his eldest son, the third Duke.

The fourth Duke was the first Lord of the Treasury and was Prime Minister

Chiswick House 2
Chiswick House

of Great Britain (1756-1757). He married Charlotte Boyle, the sixth Baroness Clifford and daughter of Richard Boyle the third Earl of Burlington.


Their eldest son succeeded his mother becoming the seventh Baron Clifford and later succeeded his father in becoming the fifth Duke of Devonshire. Their youngest son, George Cavendish became the Earl of Burlington in 1831.

We are now on the 12th Duke of Devonshire. Peregrine Cavendish (1944). He is worth an estimated £800 million.

I chose my object due to its connection to the Dukes of Devonshire and Earls of Burlington. It was built by the third Earl of Burlington in 1729.

Chiswick, which is where I’m from in West London, connects to the Cavendish family, the Dukes of Devonshire, Earls of Burlington and Chatsworth House. Chiswick house sits on Burlington Lane, I went to Cavendish Primary School and the George and Devonshire (a pub) sits on the end of Burlington Lane.

From left to right: Chiswick House, Cavendish Primary School, The George and Devonshire.




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