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|Named Person:||Christopher Wren, Sir; Christopher Wren, Sir; Christopher Wren|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xviii, 600 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Loyal sons of delinquent fathers --
Precocious students at invisible colleges --
Making the most of one's talents --
Preferred routes to success --
Connected in companies --
Overlapping interests --
Standing the test of time --
Ambitious to leave great monuments.
"Beyond the public achievements, Jardine explores Wren's personal motivations and passions. He was a sincere, intensely moral man with a remarkable capacity for friendship. His career was shaped by lasting associations forged during a turbulent boyhood and a lifelong loyalty to the memory of his father's master and benefactor, the "martyred king," Charles I."--Jacket.