Since its purchase in 1604 by Thomas Sackville, first Earl of
Dorset, the house at Knole, Kent, has been inhabited by thirteen
generations of a single aristocratic family, the Sackvilles.
Here, drawing on a wealth of unpublished letters, archives, and
images, the current incumbent of the seat, Robert Sackville-West,
paints a vivid and intimate portrait of the vast, labyrinthine
house and the close relationships his colorful ancestors... more...