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The mistresses of Cliveden : three centuries of scandal, power and intrigue / Natalie Livingstone.

By: Livingstone, Natalie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Arrow Books, [2015]Description: xx, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780099594727.Subject(s): Cliveden (England) -- History | Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography | Great Britain -- Social life and customs | Women landowners -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification: 942.0099 Summary: Five women. One house. One extraordinary history. From its construction in the 1660s to its heyday in the 1960s, Cliveden played host to a dynasty of remarkable and powerful women. Anna Maria, Elizabeth, Augusta, Harriet, and Nancy were five ladies who, over the course of three centuries, shaped British society through their beauty, personalities, and political influence. Restoration and revolution, aristocratic rise and fall, world war and cold war form the extraordinary backdrop against which their stories unfold. An addictive history of the period and an intimate exploration of the timeless relationships between people and place, The Mistresses of Cliveden is a story of sex, power and politics, and the ways in which exceptional women defy the expectations of their time.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A Sunday Times bestseller - Five women. One house. One extraordinary history.

Even today, Cliveden retains its royal mystique - it is where Meghan Markle and her mother spent the night before the royal wedding - but from its construction in the 1660s to its heyday in the 1960s, Cliveden has played host to a dynasty of remarkable and powerful women.

Anna Maria, Elizabeth, Augusta, Harriet, and Nancy were five ladies who, over the course of three centuries, shaped British society through their beauty, personalities, and political influence.

Restoration and revolution, aristocratic rise and fall, world war and cold war form the extraordinary backdrop against which their stories unfold.

An addictive history of the period and an intimate exploration of the timeless relationships between people and place, The Mistresses of Cliveden is a story of sex, power and politics, and the ways in which exceptional women defy the expectations of their time.

Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 2015.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Five women. One house. One extraordinary history. From its construction in the 1660s to its heyday in the 1960s, Cliveden played host to a dynasty of remarkable and powerful women. Anna Maria, Elizabeth, Augusta, Harriet, and Nancy were five ladies who, over the course of three centuries, shaped British society through their beauty, personalities, and political influence. Restoration and revolution, aristocratic rise and fall, world war and cold war form the extraordinary backdrop against which their stories unfold. An addictive history of the period and an intimate exploration of the timeless relationships between people and place, The Mistresses of Cliveden is a story of sex, power and politics, and the ways in which exceptional women defy the expectations of their time.

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