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📒The Mistresses Of Cliveden by Natalie Livingstone

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Ballantine Books
ISBN_10 : 9780553392081
Copyright Year : 2016-06-14
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DESCRIPTION : For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits the Cliveden estate. Overlooking the Thames, the mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion—from its salacious, deadly beginnings in the seventeenth century to the 1960s Profumo Affair, the sex scandal that toppled the British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the manor’s current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the doors to this prominent house and lets the walls do the talking. Built during the reign of Charles II by the Duke of Buckingham, Cliveden attracted notoriety as a luxurious retreat in which the duke could conduct his scandalous affair with the ambitious courtesan Anna Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury. In 1668, Anna Maria’s cuckolded husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, challenged Buckingham to a duel. Buckingham killed Shrewsbury and claimed Anna Maria as his prize, making her the first mistress of Cliveden. Through the centuries, other enigmatic and indomitable women would assume stewardship over the estate, including Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney and illicit lover of William III, who became one of England’s wealthiest women; Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the queen that Britain was promised and then denied; Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland, confidante of Queen Victoria and a glittering society hostess turned political activist; and the American-born Nancy Astor, the first female member of Parliament, who described herself as an “ardent feminist” and welcomed controversy. Though their privileges were extraordinary, in Livingstone’s hands, their struggles and sacrifices are universal. Cliveden weathered renovation and restoration, world conflicts and cold wars, societal shifts and technological advances. Rich in historical and architectural detail, The Mistresses of Cliveden is a tale of sex and power, and of the exceptional women who evaded, exploited, and confronted the expectations of their times. Praise for The Mistresses of Cliveden “Theatrical festivities, political jockeying and court intrigues are deftly described with a verve and attention to domestic comforts that show the author at her best. . . . [Livingstone’s] portraits of strenuous and assertive women who resisted subjection, sometimes deploying their sexual allure to succeed, on other occasions drawing on their husband’s wealth, are astute, spirited, and empathetic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Missing Downton Abbey already? This tome promises ‘three centuries of scandal, power, and intrigue’ and Natalie Livingstone definitely delivers.”—Good Housekeeping “Lively . . . The current chatelaine—the author herself—deserves no small credit for keeping the house’s legend alive. . . . Any of her action-filled chapters would merit a mini-series.”—The New York Times Book Review “Though the personal tales and tidbits are fascinating, and the sensational details of these women’s lives will intrigue Downton Abbey devotees, the real star of the story is Cliveden.”—Booklist “Lovers of modern English history and the scandals that infiltrated upper-crust society will find much to enjoy in this work.”—Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

📒The Day The King Defaulted by Moshe Arye Milevsky

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Springer
ISBN_10 : 9783319599878
Copyright Year : 2017-09-13
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DESCRIPTION : This book studies King Charles II's decision to stop all payments from his royal exchequer, a sordid but little-known event in English history with eerie similarities to the cause of the Great Recession of 2008. As with any modern banking crisis, the financial system in 1672 almost collapsed, day-to-day commerce ground to a halt, houses were lost, and ordinary investors suffered—but there was no banking bailout, and no mercy for the goldsmith-bankers who had lent the king millions to fund his unsustainable lifestyle. The royal decision, made in the wake of plagues, fires, and war with the Dutch, left bankers unable to cover their own liabilities and, in the days before bankruptcy, they couldn’t walk away from their obligations and start fresh. Many bankers spent the end of their lives in debtors' prison, but English commoners had little sympathy for the plight of rich financiers—a sentiment echoed after the financial crisis of 2008. Ultimately, this book tells the complete story of the Merry Monarch's financial default (England's first and last) using the lens and language of modern financial products and markets. It covers the precarious history leading up to the infamous day in 1672, the intrigue surrounding the ‘stop’—including those who traded on inside information beforehand—and the attempt by distressed creditors to gain financial restitution.

Genre : Great Britain
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015066345607
Copyright Year : 1911
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📒Time by Briton Hadden

Genre : History, Modern
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ISBN_10 : NWU:35556026844472
Copyright Year : 1963-04
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📒The Cliveden Set by Norman Rose

Genre : Great Britain
Publisher : Random House (UK)
ISBN_10 : UOM:39015049522314
Copyright Year : 2000
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DESCRIPTION : The Cliveden Set had its roots in South Africa immediately after the Boer War. Back in England its members formed a self-appointed pressure group. They would often meet at Cliveden or 4 St. James's Square in London - the homes of the American-born multi-millionaire Waldorf, 2nd Viscount Astor and his wife Nancy, by birth a Virginian belle, and the first woman M.P. to take her seat in the House of Commons. Suddenly in the late 1930s the Set was catapulted into unlooked-for notoriety when Communist journalist Claud Cockburn identified it as a cabal that sought to manipulate, and even determine, British foreign policy including a conspiracy to procure a humiliating, dishonourable settlement with Nazi Germany. "The Washington Post asserted that the Set constituted "the real centre of British foreign policy," menacing and challenging "the constitutional structures of British democracy." This fascinating book is the first full-length account of the Set and its influence.

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Copyright Year : 1981
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📒The Works Of L E Landon In Two Volumes by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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ISBN_10 : MINN:31951P011361303
Copyright Year : 1844
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Genre : Health resorts
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ISBN_10 : CORNELL:31924095685248
Copyright Year : 2001
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📒Edward Vii S Last Loves by Raymond Lamont-Brown

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN_10 : UVA:X006101351
Copyright Year : 2001
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DESCRIPTION : As the Hon. Mrs. George Keppel, Alice Keppel (Camilla Parker-Bowles great-grandmother) was one of the best-known society hostesses of the Edwardian era.

Genre : Virginia
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ISBN_10 : UVA:X000502542
Copyright Year : 1981
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