Certain lives epitomise an age: its glamour, its successes and its broken dreams. Such were the lives of Lord Edward Cecil, his wife Violet and Alfred Milner with whom she fell in love. Edward Cecil, a younger son of the great Lord Salisbury, married Violet Maxse in 1894, at Britain's imperial zenith. During the Boer War, as Chief Staff Officer to Baden-Powell, he was besieged at Mafeking. While in Cape Town Violet, young, attractive and enterprising, fell in love with Alfred Milner, the High Commissioner responsible for ...

Imperial Marriage 2005, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750937993

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Imperial Marriage 2002, John Murray Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780719560439