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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

Author: Amanda Foreman
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sex, intrigue and adultery in the world of high politics and huge wealth in late eighteenth-century England. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century. The great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, she was variously a compulsive gambler, a political savante and operator of the highest order, a drug addict, an adulteress and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Georgiana Spencer Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire; William Cavendish Devonshire, Duke of; Georgiana Spencer Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire; William Cavendish Devonshire, Duke of; Georgiana Spencer Cavendish Devonshire, Duchess of)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Foreman
ISBN: 0002556685 9780002556682 0006550169 9780006550167
OCLC Number: 40489514
Notes: Geneal. tables on lining papers.
Awards: Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 1998
Winner of Whitbread Prize (Biography) 1998
Description: xvi, 463 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Amanda Foreman.

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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was one of the most flamboyant women of the eighteenth century. Foreman's biography of the great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales presents a picture of  Read more...

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