In a remarkable collection of nine astute essays, historian David Cannadine offers his own observations about what makes the British aristocracy so fascinating. Starting with the birth of the British upper-class in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the essays provide a significant assessment of the roles these dynastic families played in the evolution of Britain's financial, geographic, and industrial history.

Aspects of Aristocracy 1998, Penguin Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780140249538

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