Aristocrats: Power, Grace and Decadence - Britain's Great Ruling Classes from 1066 to the Present


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For nine hundred years the British aristocracy has considered itself ideally qualified to rule others, make laws and guide the fortunes of the nation. Tracing the history of this remarkable supremacy, ARISTOCRATS is a story of wars, intrigue, chicanery and extremes of both selflessness and greed. James also illuminates how the aristocracy's infatuation with classical art has forged our heritage, how its love of sport has shaped our pastimes and values - and how its scandals have entertained the public. Impeccably researched ...

Aristocrats: Power, grace and decadence - Britain's great ruling classes from 1066 to the present 2010, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349119571

Mass-market paperback