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The trials of the King of Hampshire : madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England

Author: Elizabeth A Foyster
Publisher: London, England : Oneworld, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 3rd Earl of Portsmouth voted in the House of Lords, took county positions, invited Jane Austen to his balls, counted William Cobbett as one of his Hampshire neighbors and had Lord Byron as his best man at his second marriage. Then, at the age of fifty-five, his own family launched a case citing him as a danger not only to the peerage but to himself. Historian Elizabeth Foyster invites us into the jury box for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Named Person: John Charles Wallop Portsmouth, Earl of; John Charles Wallop Portsmouth, Earl of; John Charles Wallop Portsmouth, Earl of; John Charles Wallop Portsmouth, Earl of
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Foyster
ISBN: 1780749619 9781780749617
OCLC Number: 965738508
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Responsibility: Elizabeth Foyster.

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The Guardian best history book of 2016 - a fantastic story of an aristocratic family desperate to prove that one of their own is insane  Read more...

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`Foyster proves to be not only a scrupulous and thorough historian, but also a delightfully inquisitive one...compelling.' * Miranda Seymour, <i>Literary Review Read more...

 
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