Mistress of the Elgin Marbles: A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin

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Filled with romance, danger, and scandal, Mistress of the Elgin Marbles is the intriguing story of Mary Nisbet, the Countess of Elgin----one of the most influential women of the Romantic era whose exploits enriched world culture immeasurably. The richest heiress in Scotland and the wife of accomplished diplomat Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, she traveled to Turkey when Elgin was appointed the Ambassador Extraordinaire to the Ottoman Empire----a journey that would change history. Interweaving extensive details gleaned ...

Mistress of the Elgin Marbles: A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin 2005, William Morrow & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060545550

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