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The Mistresses Of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

Natalie Livingstone.
Item #: D11340
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 512 / 2016
Publisher: Ballantine
ISBN: 9780553392074
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Five miles from the royal home of Windsor Castle sits Cliveden House, a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion—from 1666, when the Duke of Buckingham built it for his lover Anna Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, to the 1960s, when the Profumo sex scandal toppled Harold Macmillan's government. The estate has had many mistresses, including Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney; Augusta of Saxe-Gotha; Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland; and the American-born Nancy Astor, and here the manor's current mistress gives us a chronicle of sex and power at Cliveden. With rich historical and architectural detail, Natalie Livingstone profiles the exceptional women who evaded, exploited, and confronted the expectations of their times.

 

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