History of Chatsworth

Through the following pages you can find out more about the lives of the Dukes of Devonshire and their families, and discover how they have shaped the history of the house and collection that we look after today.

If you would like to learn more about Chatsworth, the Cavendish family or the Devonshire Collection, we have compiled a list of further reading. You can also find out more about the various properties and estates that have been owned by the Dukes of Devonshire on our Devonshire Properties Timeline (pdf, 807kb).

16th century

16th century

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17th century

17th century

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18th century

18th century

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19th century

19th century

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20th century

20th century

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21st century

21st century

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