Stately Passions: The Scandals of Britain's Great Houses

Stately Passions: The Scandals of Britain's Great Houses

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by Jamie Douglas-Home
     
 

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This historical exploration details some of the most notorious scandals to have engulfed the British royal family and aristocracy, capturing not only the events and their era but also the essence of some of the world's greatest and most beautiful private dwellings. From the Hampton Court of Henry VIII to the modern scandals that saw the present Lord Brocket

Overview

This historical exploration details some of the most notorious scandals to have engulfed the British royal family and aristocracy, capturing not only the events and their era but also the essence of some of the world's greatest and most beautiful private dwellings. From the Hampton Court of Henry VIII to the modern scandals that saw the present Lord Brocket jailed, center stage is given to the British stately homes that have played witness to centuries of aristocratic indiscretion. Whether examining the "Profumo Affair," the call-girl scandal at Cliveden, the affairs of the lesbian Vita Sackville-West and her bisexual husband at Sissinghurst Castle, or the goings-on at Fort Belvedere, the Surrey hideaway where the Prince of Wales conducted his affair with the American divorcee Wallis Simpson, this account provides a fascinating insight into the lives, loves—and morals, dubious though they may be—of some notorious denizens of the aristocratic world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843171546
Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Douglas-Home is the son of the late playwright (the Hon.) William Douglas-Home, and the nephew of the late Tory politician and former Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home. He is the author of Watching Monty.

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