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Aspects of aristocracy : grandeur and decline in modern Britain

Author: David Cannadine
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1995, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays on the British aristocracy over the last 200 years, including pieces on Lord Curzan, Winston Churchill and Vita Sackville-West. The book aims to change the perceptions of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cannadine
ISBN: 0140249532 9780140249538 0140249532
OCLC Number: 877559397
Notes: Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1994.
Description: x, 320 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction : Aspects of aristocracy --
The making of the British upper classes --
Aristocratic indebtedness in the nineteenth century --
Nobility and mobility in modern Britain --
Lord Curzon as ceremonial impressario --
Lord Strickland : imperial aristocrat and aristocratic imperialist --
Winston Churchill as an aristocratic adventurer --
The landowner as millionaire : the finances of the Dukes of Devonshire --
Landowners, lawyers and litterateurs : the Cozens-Hardys of Letheringsett --
Portrait of more than a marriage : Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West revisited --
Conclusion : Beyond the country house.
Responsibility: David Cannadine.

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