Power Couples

Mary Abbott




Longman Pub Group

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"The power couple is one big beast mated with another"

It used to be said that behind every great man there's a woman. But what happens when both partners are powerful in their own right? What draws two powerful people together into a relationship?

InPower Couples Mary Abbott sets out to explore these special and rather rare cases over two thousand years of history. She looks at noble, literary, political and celebrity pairings through the ages, and asks what made them tick.

Was it love, sex, shared ambition, a sense of duty, or the allure of power itself?

Entertainingly told with an eye for the unusual detail, this is the history of the world's most famous couples, from Antony and Cleopatra to Posh and Becks.

Mary Abbott teaches in the History Department at APU. Her published books include Family Ties: English Families 1504-1920 (1993), Yeomen of the Cotswolds (1993), Life Cycles in England: Cradle to grave (1996), History Skills (1996) and Family Affairs: A history of the family in 20th century England (2003).

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Other editions: Softcover - 2008, Softcover - 2007, Softcover - 2003, Hardcover - 1996, Softcover - 1996, Hardcover - 1996, Softcover - 1993, Hardcover - 1993, 1971

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