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The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation

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The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation - Hattersley, Roy
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The story of the Cavendish family and the first eight Dukes of Devonshire is the story of England. From 1381 - when Sir John Cavendish, Lord Chief Justice of England, was killed during the Peasant's Revolt - to 1906, when the Duke of Devonshire's resignation brought down the Tory government: the family's fortunes (and misfortunes) mirrored the life of the nation. The Devonshires is also the story of the huge support networks of servants and labour needed to sustain the supremacy of a family whose accumulated wealth, from ...

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The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation 2014, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099554394

Mass-market paperback