Sex, intrigue and adultery in the world of high politics and huge wealth in late eighteenth-century England.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century.
The great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, she was variously a compulsive gambler, a political savante and operator of the highest order, a drug addict, an adulteress and the darling of the common people.
This authoritative, utterly absorbing book presents a mesmerizing picture of a fascinating world of political and sexual intrigues, grand houses, huge parties, glamour and great wealth - always on the edge of being squandered by the excesses and scandals of individuals.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages, 32 b/w, 16 col plates (24pp), With index
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 07/06/1999
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780006550167