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The rise and fall of the Grenvilles : the dukes of Buckingham and Chandos, 1710 to 1921

Author: John Vincent Beckett
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the rise and fall of the Grenvilles who, from their modest beginnings, rose to dukedom and built one of England's great country houses - only to come close to bankruptcy and eventually lose  Read more...

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Named Person: Grenville, famille.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Vincent Beckett
ISBN: 0719037565 9780719037566
OCLC Number: 466661499
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 291-298. Index.
Description: X-308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 The Grenvilles and the temples: the Grenvilles of Wotton; the Temples of Stow; Viscount Cobham; Cobham and his heirs. Part 2 Richard, Earl Temple, and the building of the family fortunes: Richard Grenville's apprenticeship - Wotton 1727-49; earldom and garter; building the estate; Temple's legacy. Part 3 The marquessate and the Nugent marriage: early years and marriage; Ireland and the marquessate; building the estate; getting and spending; the achievement. Part 4 The dukedom and the Chandos marriage: the first duke; the Chandos marriage; the dukedom and politics; the Marquess of Chandos; Buckingham, the collector. Part 5 The Grenville fortunes, 1813-1833: the Chandos inheritance; the estates in 1815; the Duke's early years; the spiral of debt; opening the can of worms; the Marquess of Chandos's debts; the Duke's return; the crisis of 1832. Part 6 The estate under the trust 1833-39: Chandos and the trustees; the trust in difficulties; the crisis of 1835; the Duke's final years. Part 7 The second Duke and the collapse of the family fortunes, 1839-47: the financial background; the Marquess of Chandos comes of age; Queen Victoria at Stowe; the resettlement of 1845. Part 8 The sale of Stowe, 1847-8: the family in crisis; the refereeship; the Stowe sale. Part 9 The dispersal of the estates, 1848-61: the Duke and Duchess; the Marquess of Chandos and business; the second Duke's last years. Part 10 The passing of the Grenvilles: the estate; the end of the dukedom; the passing of Stowe. The Grenville family titles.
Responsibility: John Beckett.
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