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Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England - Catherine Bailey
Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s aristocrats. With the... show more
From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143126843 (0143126849)
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England - Catherine Bailey
A fascinating book for fans of Downton Abbey, it's also a mystery: how can one of the wealthiest families in the UK die out over the course of 50 years? It is a social history of the time, as well as a history of a place, and the specific characters who inhabit it, While not evenly divided between s...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it
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Behind the doors of Wentworth House, one of the largest and most beautiful estates in England, lies a mystery that the Fitzwilliam family wanted to keep hidden from public scrutiny. Hiding their secrets became such an obsession and in 1972, 16 tons of historical documents that covered three decades ...
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