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Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher of his day, who joined the Cavendish household as the 2nd earl's tutor and stayed as a trusted secretary until he died in 1679. Some of the books he collected are still in the library at Chatsworth.

Courtesy of Chesterfield Library volume of portraits and Picture the Past

Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Hardwick: A Great House and its Estate' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-544-4) for the England's Past for Everyone series

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