Affair of State: A Biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Affair of State: A Biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

by Henry Vane

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780720612332
Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date: 01/10/2005
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Henry Vane is a writer and historian based in Eastern Europe.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations9
Introduction11
1Louise von Alten13
2Whig Inheritance29
3Skittles49
4The Prince of Wales and Friends71
5The First Gladstone Ministry87
6The Liberal Leadership109
7The Phoenix Park Tragedy131
8Gordon and Khartoum145
9The Passing of the Whigs159
10A Time to Cancan173
11Double Duchess191
12Elder Statesman203
13Resignation227
14The Closing Years239
Notes251
Select Bibliography261
Index265

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