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Royal Mistresses Of The House Of Hanover Windsor

Author : Susanna de Vries
ISBN : 9781742982694
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The genuine love match between Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled enthusiasm for the British monarchy. In the past, young princes reluctantly entered into arranged marriages and took mistresses. Perdita Robinson, a famous actress, was enticed from the stage with promises of money to live with the fickle Prince of Wales, who turned her and her child onto the street. Perdita fought back, won a financial settlement and became a pioneer of women's writing. Edward VII's most fascinating mistresses were aristocrats' wives like the multi-talented unconventional Lady Jennie Churchill, mother of Winston, and the headstrong heiress, Daisy, Countess of Warwick, mother of one of Edward's love children. Beautiful Alice Keppel became the love of Edward's life and was the great-grandmother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, yet another royal mistress. Edward's grandson, Edward VIII suffered an attack of mumps that left him physically and mentally immature. He implored Mrs Freda Dudley Ward to elope but she refused. Another mistress, Lady Thelma Furness, star of Hollywood's silent screen, introduced Edward to the domineering Wallis Simpson who insisted the impotent king seek psychiatric help. In order that Wallis could look like a queen the Duke of Windsor lavished her with jewels and forgave her infidelities in this most intriguing of all royal stories.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nell

Author : Susanna de Vries
ISBN : 9780980621693
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Attractive Nell Tritton was determined to embrace a life of adventure after her elder siblings died in the 1919 flu pandemic. She became Brisbane’s first female journalist and won prizes for rally driving before moving to Paris, met struggling writers and fell in love with a penniless Tsarist officer. Warned by her wealthy father to avoid fortune hunters, Nell married after a whirlwind courtship. She wrote Tales from the Left Bank but her publisher demanded sexual privileges so she sold individual chapters as short stories. Her spy novel set against the infamous ‘Lockhart plot’ to kill Lenin in September 1918 was banned under the Official Secrets Act. When divorced, Nell worked in Paris for the former Russian Prime Minister, Alexander Kerensky who edited an anti-Communist anti-Hitler newspaper. Her rally driving skills saved her husband from Stalin’s assassins in a harrowing car chase through the narrow streets of Montparnasse. As the Germans invaded Paris, Kerensky was on Hitler’s death list and they joined a long queue of cars heading south. German planes bombed cars and machine-gunned their drivers so they sheltered in a ditch with only polluted water to drink. Eventually they reached the coast and were rescued by a British warship. The American government financed their passage to New York, where Kerensky became an advisor on Russian affairs and they were treated like royalty by exiled Russians. Nell suffered kidney damage as a result of drinking polluted water. They returned to Brisbane for the last months of Nell’s life when her family home became a centre of international intrigue.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Royal Marriages

Author : Susanna de Vries
ISBN : 9781925283648
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, made history when she married Prince Harry in a genuine love match, as the first divorced, bi-racial American woman to be welcomed into the British royal family. But for centuries it was accepted that princes married virginal aristocrats for dynastic reasons (and often the large dowries of their brides) and few arranged royal marriages were happy. Most kings and princes took mistresses – or, in the case of Edward II and James I, male lovers. Royal wives were used as baby factories and if found to be unfaithful could be beheaded or have the lover murdered. Prince George of Wales (later George IV) married for money but found his bride, Princess Caroline of Brunswick, physically repulsive, and his marriage became the first War of the Wales. This fascinating book is now able to tell the full story of the second War of the Wales – the tragic mismatch of Prince Charles and Princess Diana which ended in 'Camillagate' and divorce. Now, decades later, the Queen has relaxed the ancient rules, allowing Prince Charles to marry his mistress and the Queen's grandsons, William and Harry to marry for love, in a significant change in royal history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Scandalous Freddie Mcevoy

Author : Frank Walker
ISBN : 9780733639883
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Swashbuckler, daredevil racing-car champion, Winter Olympian, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud and suspected Nazi agent who died a mysterious death - this is the fascinating story of the scandalous Freddie McEvoy. Born in Melbourne in 1907, Freddie's life took him from socialising with a young Errol Flynn in Sydney and on to the French Riviera in the heady years leading up to World War II. With his dashing good looks and charm, Freddie lived a swashbuckling life, quickly figuring out his path to easy fortune was through lonely rich women. World War II didn't stop Freddie's hedonistic pursuits - he skipped enlistment for Australia and Britain to party on in Hollywood, where he renewed his friendship with the now infamous Errol Flynn. Always short of cash, Freddie smuggled guns and diamonds on his yacht between California and Mexico and was rumoured to have worked as a spy. It was a life lived large and Freddie's death in 1951 was under the most mysterious circumstances off the coast of Morocco: his body was found naked and scalped . . . Frank Walker, bestselling author of The Tiger Man of Vietnam and Maralinga, has for the first time uncovered the complete, outrageous and incredible true story of Freddie McEvoy, Australia's daredevil lothario. 'Freddie was one of the great livers of life. He lived it the way he saw it - he didn't give a hoot.'Errol Flynn 'Pleasure is my business.' Freddie McEvoy 'an extraordinary yarn . . . finely researched' Sun-Herald on Frank Walker's Ghost Platoon
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The Mainstream Of Civilization

Author : Stanley Chodorow
ISBN : 0155515799
Genre : History
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Traces the history of the world's major civilizations, discussing their special characteristics and contributions.
Category: History

Wicked Uncles In Love

Author : Morris Marples
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035901896
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Royal House Of Stuart

Author : Samuel Cowan
ISBN : MSU:31293100547565
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Windsor Old And New

Author : Thomas Eustace Harwood
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036847684
Genre : Windsor (Berkshire, England)
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Kings Queens Of England Great Britain

Author : Eric R. Delderfield
ISBN : PSU:000033848280
Genre : History
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Provides a summary of the lives of all the kings and queens of England and Great Britain from the early Saxons to Elizabeth II
Category: History

Kings Queens Of England Great Britain

Author : Eric R. Delderfield
ISBN : 0715302655
Genre : History
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This enlarged and revised edition of the classic guide first published in 1966, provides insights into the history and rich heritage of England and Great Britain through the lives of all the monarchs, from the early Saxons to Elizabeth II. The character of every monarch is discussed, together with the principal events of their reign. For easy reference, each section begins with a listing of all the essential facts and dates, including key biographical details. Successive royal dynasties are clearly indicated, with genealogical trees to show how the hereditary line has been perpetuated.
Category: History

The House Of Hanover

Author : Alvin Redman
ISBN : UCAL:B3639549
Genre : Great Britain
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Covers a wide range of English royal history: from George I, who ascended the throne in 1714, to Queen Victoria, whose death in 1901 closed the Hanoverian chapter in English history. A character study of the six Hanoverian monarchs is included along with the outline of the social, industrial, and political movements that changed their world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Category: Great Britain