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The Resource Affair of state : a biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Henry Vane

Affair of state : a biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Henry Vane

Label
Affair of state : a biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
Title
Affair of state
Title remainder
a biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
Statement of responsibility
Henry Vane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the story of the nineteenth-century politician Lord Hartington - later the 8th Duke of Devonshire - and of Louise Alten, who was his mistress as Duchess of Manchester and later his wife. It is a tale that spans the world of politics and the high-living circle round the Prince of Wales, with whom Hartington and Louise were intimate friends."
  • "Hartington was the aristocratic heir of one of the great Whig families that had traditionally dominated Liberal politics. His career included five years as Liberal leader, his service in three Cabinets, his break with Gladstone over the issue of Irish Home Rule and his refusal three times to be Prime Minister. The issues of the time and the clash of personalities made this one of the most dramatic and exciting periods in nineteenth-century political life."
  • "Louise, the 'Double Duchess' of Manchester and Devonshire, came to fame as one of the legendary beauties of Victorian high society. She became the mistress of young Hartington as he disentangled himself from a tumultuous affair with the famous society courtesan 'Skittles', and their loyalty to each other was to remain constant for thirty years. On her first husband's death she married her lover to become the leading political and society hostess of the age, when she was said to be the most powerful person outside the government. Her lavish house-parties at their Chatsworth estate were attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales - from 1901 the King and Queen - and epitomize the fashionable country-house life of the time
  • Readers are given a fascinating insight into the last years of a social and political world that was shortly to fall into complete eclipse, within this first full-length biography of two of the age's most significant figures."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vane, Henry
Dewey number
941.0810922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA562
LC item number
.V35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nobility
  • Devonshire, Spencer Compton Cavendish
  • Devonshire, Louisa Cavendish
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Affair of state : a biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Henry Vane
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Distributor from sticker on jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
56442334
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780720612332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Affair of state : a biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Henry Vane
Publication
Note
Distributor from sticker on jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
56442334
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780720612332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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