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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
by: Amanda Foreman in Paperback, 456
Published 16-1-2001 by Modern Library

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time was its undisputed leader.

Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. Not content with the role of society hostess, she used her connections to enter politics, eventually becoming more influential than most of the men who held office.

Her good works and social exploits made her loved by the multitudes, but Georgiana's public success, like Diana's, concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. The Duke of Devonshire was unimpressed by his wife's legendary charms, preferring instead those of her closest friend, a woman with whom Georgiana herself was rumored to be on intimate terms. For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy ménage à trois, during which time both women bore the Duke's children—as well as those of other men.

Foreman's descriptions of Georgiana's uncontrollable gambling, all-night drinking, drug taking, and love affairs with the leading politicians of the day give us fascinating insight into the lives of the British aristocracy in the era of the madness of King George III, the American and French revolutions, and the defeat of Napoleon.

A gifted young historian whom critics are already likening to Antonia Fraser, Amanda Foreman draws on a wealth of fresh research and writes colorfully and penetratingly about the fascinating Georgiana, whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure.

Reading Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire Online - amanda foreman is a visiting research fellow at queen mary university of londonshe won the whitbread prize for georgiana duchess of devonshire which was adapted for the screen as the duchesseducated as an undergraduate at sarah lawrence college and with masters and doctorate degrees in history from oxford university she is now married with five children and lives in new york - the duchess which opens on september 5 tells the story of georgiana cavendish keira knightly the duchess of devonshire - georgiana cavendish duquesa de devonshire althorp northamptonshire 7 de junio de 1757 londres 30 de marzo de 1806 nacida georgiana spencer fue la primera esposa de guillermo cavendish v duque de devonshire y madre de guillermo jorge spencer cavendish vi duque de devonshirefue un personaje sumamente controvertido admirada por su belleza y gusto en el vestir era sin embargo - georgiana cavendish duchesse de devonshire ne georgiana spencer 7 juin 1757 30 mars 1806 fut une aristocrate anglaise clbre pour sa beaut et son esprit elle fut la premire pouse de william cavendish 5 e duc de devonshire et la mre de william george spencer cavendishson pre john spencer 1 er comte spencer tait un arrire petit fils de john churchill et sa - georgiana cavendish duchesse de devonshire ne georgiana spencer 7 juin 1757 30 mars 1806 fut une aristocrate anglaise clbre pour sa beaut et son esprit elle fut la premire pouse de william cavendish 5 e duc de devonshire et la mre de william george spencer cavendishson pre john spencer 1 er comte spencer tait un arrire petit fils de john churchill et sa - georgiana cavendish duquesa de devonshire althorp northamptonshire 7 de junio de 1757 londres 30 de marzo de 1806 nacida georgiana spencer fue la primera esposa de guillermo cavendish v duque de devonshire y madre de guillermo jorge spencer cavendish vi duque de devonshirefue un personaje sumamente controvertido admirada por su belleza y gusto en el vestir era sin embargo - this blog has grown out of the research which has gone into my book the journal of a georgian gentleman it derives from the huge volume of papers which i have inherited from richard hall my 4 x great grandfather ordinary everyday papers such as shopping lists jottings on the back of tea packets as well as diaries journals and inventories - georgiana cavendish duchesse de devonshire ne georgiana spencer 7 juin 1757 30 mars 1806 fut une aristocrate anglaise clbre pour sa beaut et son esprit elle fut la premire pouse de william cavendish 5 e duc de devonshire et la mre de william george spencer cavendishson pre john spencer 1 er comte spencer tait un arrire petit fils de john churchill et sa - - georgiana cavendish duchesse de devonshire ne georgiana spencer 7 juin 1757 30 mars 1806 fut une aristocrate anglaise clbre pour sa beaut et son esprit elle fut la premire pouse de william cavendish 5 e duc de devonshire et la mre de william george spencer cavendishson pre john spencer 1 er comte spencer tait un arrire petit fils de john churchill et sa - - - - - - - - - -

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