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The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret

Author: Catherine Bailey
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" For fans of Downton Abbey: the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: John Henry Montagu Manners Rutland, Duke of; John Henry Montagu Manners Rutland, Duke of; John Henry Montagu Manners Rutland, Duke of
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Bailey
ISBN: 9780143124733 0143124730
OCLC Number: 1141432542
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 512 pages.
Responsibility: Catherine Bailey.

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" For fans of Downton Abbey: the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: the Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records-but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I"--

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