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Synopsis: The origins of the non-royal dukes in the British peerage divide nicely into Tudor looters, Royal bastards, opportunist generals, territorial, metropolitan or Scottish magnates. Lloyd George said that a duke, fully equipped, cost more than a dreadnought to maintain and with their palaces, possessions and retinues, they are nearly all splendid. Some of them are, of course, now poor; some of them have great wealth; some of them hit every headline and others are obscure. But within each duchy, Brian Masters tells the story of quaint grandees determined to survive. The Dukes is an essential guide that provides vital biographical information and explores the history of the dukes in unprecedented depth. This revised edition includes new information which was not available on first publication, and brings up to date the accounts of families whose titles have passed to a subsequent generation in the intervening years.
About the Author: Brian Masters has written on a wide range of subjects, from dukes to gorillas to murderers. His account of the addictive killer Dennis Nilsen, Killing for Company, won the Gold Dagger Award in 1985, and he followed this with studies of Jeffrey Dahmer and Rosemary West. In between, there were biographies of John Aspinall, Georgina Duchess of Devonshire, Marie Corelli, and E. F. Benson, as well as a book on India and a celebration of Great Hostesses (such as Cunard and Colefax). His book on moral philosophy was entitled The Evil That Men Do. He also published his own memoirs, Getting Personal, in 2002.
Title: The Dukes: Origin, Ennoblement and History ...
Publisher: Frederick Muller Ltd
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Frederick Muller Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0856341126I3N00
Book Description Frederick Muller Ltd, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; Second Printing. NF hardback in a VG+ dust jacket. Fine except for an embossed blind stamp on the title page. No marks or notes. Dust jacket has a touch of edge wear, but looks almost new in a new mylar protective cover. Sharp copy. Shipped promptly in new cardboard box with bubble wrap protection. USPS tracking included. ; 9 X 6 X 1.40 inches; 432 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 49334
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007699262
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005813283
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003703385
Book Description Frederick Muller Ltd, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0856341126