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Aspects of Aristocracy: Grandeur and Decline in Modern Britain

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In this stylish and provocative book, the eminent historian David Cannadine brings his characteristic wit and acumen to bear on the British aristocracy, probing behind the legendary escapades and indulgences of aristocrats such as Lord Curzon, the Hon. C. S. Rolls (of Rolls Royce), Winston Churchill, Harold Nicolson, and Vita Sackville-West, and changing our perceptions of them - transforming wastrels into heroes and the self-satisfied into the second-rate. Cannadine begins by investigating the land-owning classes as a ...

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Aspects of Aristocracy: Grandeur and Decline in Modern Britain
1994, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300059816

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