The Rise and Fall of the Grenvilles: Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos 1710-1921 :: John Beckett soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Manchester & New York: Manchester University Press, 1994, Paperback.
Includes: Colour plates; Black & white plates; Maps; Tables; List of abbreviations; Appendix;
From the cover: This fascinating book chronicles the Maxwell saga of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of the Grenvilles, who rose from the gentry to become dukes, making a fortune and building Stowe, one of Englands great country houses in the process, only to come close to bankruptcy by 1850 and eventually lose their title.
John Beckett asks how this happened. He traces the rise of the family from their modest Buckinghamshire background in 1…
Very Good. Leans slightly. Last few leaves and lower wrapper dog-eared at the corner. The contents complete, clean and tight.
(x) 308 pages. Index. Bibliography. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).
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