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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

Author: Amanda Foreman
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2000]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the life of eighteenth-century British aristocrat Lady Georgiana Spencer.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Foreman
ISBN: 0375502947 9780375502941
OCLC Number: 41278384
Notes: Publication date from CIP data.
Genealogical chart on endpapers.
Description: xx, 454 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt. I : Debutante --
Debutante : 1757-1774 --
Fashion's favourite : 1774-1776 --
The vortex of dissipation : 1776-1778 --
A popular patriot : 1778-1781 --
Introduction to politics : 1780-1782 --
Pt. II : Politics --
The newcomer : 1782-1783 --
An unstable coalition : 1783 --
A birth and a death : 1783-1784 --
The Westminster election : 1784 --
Opposition : 1784-1786 --
Queen Bess : 1787 --
Ménage à trois : 1788 --
The regency crisis : 1788-1789 --
Pt. III : Exile --
The approaching storm : 1789-1790 --
Exposure : 1790-1791 --
Exile : 1791-1793 --
Return : 1794-1796 --
Interlude : 1796 --
Isolation : 1796-1799 --
Pt. IV : Georgiana redux --
Georgiana redux : 1800-1801 --
Peace : 1801-1802 --
Power struggles : 1802-1803 --
The doyenne of the Whig party : 1803-1804 --
"The ministry of all the talents" : 1804-1806.
Responsibility: Amanda Foreman.
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Traces the life of eighteenth-century British aristocrat Lady Georgiana Spencer.

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