The Imaginary Autocrat: Beau Nash and the Invention of Bath

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This book is his biography. That so little is known about his early life is a tribute to his skill in inventing himself. We have to rely on the rich anecdotes about him - to a large extent the Nash of anecdote is the real man. Nash was born in 1674. He went up to Oxford but trouble with women soon took him down. Oxford was followed by the army or navy, and military life by the inns of Court, but his prime reputation was as a gambler.Then Bath's Master of Ceremonies was killed in a duel, and the Beau saw an opening. But how ...

The Imaginary Autocrat: Beau Nash and the Invention of Bath 2005, Profile Books(GB), London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861973023

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