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The Victorian Elliots in Peace and War

The Victorian Elliots in Peace and War (Hardback)

By Evans, John P.

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This book is part history and part an account of the daily life of a large aristocratic family with homes in Roxburghshire in Scotland, and in fashionable Eaton Square in London. The story is told principally by the Earl and Countess of Minto, their five sons - a diplomat, MP, so...ldier, sailor and lawyer - along with the daughters' governess. The action takes place in Britain and across the world, in such places as Brazil and Uruguay, Morocco, China, Cape Province, Russia, Corfu, the Crimea, Bulgaria, Prussia, Italy, Sicily and the Vatican. It includes colourful descriptions of crises and revolutions as well as the consequences of the fortunate marriage made by one of the Elliot daughters to a future British prime minister.It treads a careful path between being a piece of historical scholarship and the inside story of the family's life, managing to combine the style and content of letters and diaries from a variety of sources. It is the first biography of the Minto family in the reign of Queen Victoria and one in which both sexes have a part to play. Intricately choreographed, The Victorian Elliots is not formulaic and its readers will enjoy the description it gives of the long Victorian afternoon.
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ISBN 9781445605074
Released AU 15 May 2012
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781445605074
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Released 15 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Evans, John P.
Category Social & Cultural History
Family History
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 941.0810922
Weight 675g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - History - Victoria, 1837-1901, Minto, William Hugh Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Minto, Mary Caroline, Minto family
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text General/trade