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Blood Royal By John Pearson

Blood Royal
by John Pearson

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How did a family of Tudor sheep farmers from Northamptonshire reach the upper aristocracy by the Restoration, and how did they continue to consolidate their position at the apex of society through the 18th and the 19th centuries?
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Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson

The Spencers, like the Windsors, are a dynasty, and one of the most successful families that England has produced. But how did a family of Tudor sheep farmers from Northamptonshire reach the ranks of the upper aristocracy by the time of the Restoration, and how did they then continue to consolidate their great position at the apex of society through the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries? The Spencers have quietly adapted from one generation to the next, sweeping up heiresses and magnificent estates, buying great libraries and pictures, then building London's most beautiful palladian mansion to house them. Family characteristics emerge, as do family traditions and attitudes to life. And, by the zenith of the eighteenth century, almost everyone who is anyone in politics seems to be related to this overwhelming family.

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Blood Royal Reviews


'Pearson makes light work of some heavy-duty history. He manages to make Diana's riveting ancestors more so by showing how each bequeathed her the qualities she needed in the hostile, unappreciative world of the Windsors.' Anthony Holden, Sunday Express

About John Pearson


John Pearson is the author of several novels and biographies including The Life of Ian Fleming, Stags and Serpents: The History of the Dukes of Devonshire and The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins, which was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

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GOR003608698
Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson
John Pearson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-04-03
304
0006530540
9780006530541
N/A
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