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Aristocrats Caroline Emily Louisa and Sarah Lennox 1740 1832

The Lennox Sisters great granddaughters of a king daughters of a cabinet minister and wives of politicians and peers lived lives of real public significance bu. Reread while travelingThis biography of the Lennox sisters who comprise two generations covers the 1740s to the end of the Regency period and the beginning of the Victorian era doing an excellent job of sketching in the cultural changes in the English and Irish aristocracy over these decadesRelying upon a richness of primary source uotes Tillyard takes the time to introduce the complicated really tangled family trees here doing an admirable job of elucidating the characters of the sisters and the men they married She also takes the time to develop cultural idiosyncrasies and evolving fashions from gambling to real estate to decorating those vast mansions they were so fond of building in order to enhance family and political prestige If you know some of the colorful figures of the period like Horry Walpole George Selwyn Lord Hervey Mary Wortley Montagu and Madame du Deffand the mentions when these people pop up will add layers to the on going storyTillyard takes the time to sketch in the causes as well as the progress of the doomed Irish Revolt of 1798 inevitable after the high hearted celebration by Edward Fitzgerald and his band who hailed the era of the common man and democracy in 1792 before the Terror ruined the French Revolution There are some sections at the beginnings of some chapters where she indulges in some fictional explorations of their inner minds but I could accept these as the scenes she paints resonate with the facts so carefully introducedOne uibble I had and it s small as I know that the alternative would have added massive word count was relatively little development of their children other than Eddy Fitzgerald Charles James Fox is mainly introduced through his gambling with scant attention paid to his political views and life and none at all to the discovery on his death of his secret marriage and familyI also think a little attention might have been spent on Susan Fox Strangways who was found at the center of the storm so often and who seemed to wiggle free time after time until she too mistook reality for fantasy and eloped with her actorThe focus stays on the Lennox sisters and their husbands and lovers poor Cecelia not mentioned in the title getting her innings at last and comes to a graceful close after the death of Ogilvie the last of them left alive

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Unknown archive Stella Tillyard has constructed a group biography of privileged eighteenth century women who she shows have much to tell us about our own time. An excellent group biography of 4 of the Lennox sisters which shows what it was like to be an aristocratic woman during the period I thought that Tillyard did a very good job of showing what it was like to live through a scandal and how one might become brought back into society to some degree afterwards

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T the private texture of their family centered world mattered to them and they shared their experiences with each other in countless letters From this hitherto. This is the story of four daughters of the second Duke of Richmond Great granddaughters of King Charles II wealthy titled and intimate with the political leaders of the realm the Lennox sisters were envied by many and watched by all Their story lasts almost a century it begins in 1744 as the Jacobites were planning their last desperate assault on the Hanoverian throne and ends in 1832 five years before the beginning of the Victorian Age The eldest Caroline eloped and became a rich and famous political hostess Her eldest son was a dissolute wastral her second son Charles Fox became an infamous politician The second girl Emily married the Duke of Leinster the first peer of Ireland After their parents deaths Emily raised her much younger sisters Louisa and Sarah amidst her own gigantic brood she had in all 22 children only half of whom survived to adulthood Emily arranged a marriage for Louisa to the richest man in Ireland Thomas Conolly King George III loved young Sarah but was convinced to marry a German princess for matters of state Sarah was pushed into a marriage with Thomas Bunbury a man of little sense money or desire for his teenaged bride Their marriage was deeply unhappy and Sarah had a very public affair forcing Bunbury to separate and eventually divorce her She and Emily each remarried later in life and had very happy marriages to men of significantly less money and social standing Every sister but Louisa had a cavalcade of children And every sister maintained a long intimate relationship via letters Thanks to those letters and Tillyard s incredible scholarship the modern age has a pretty good idea of their personalities and daily lives The sisters themselves are vividly drawn and oft uoted I m a sucker for reading the actual words of historical figures but what truly impressed me was the detail of their surroundings How their servants were treated what kind of decorating was in style how one behaved in Bath what London was like the description of London waking up every morning was particularly impressiveTilyard assembles all this flotsom and arranges it into a coherent world


10 thoughts on “Aristocrats Caroline Emily Louisa and Sarah Lennox 1740 1832

  1. says:

    There are so many ways to sellreasons for me to push this book it absolutely boggles the mind First and foremost and easiest for both the scandalmongers among us and really if we're honest which one of us isn't at least a little? all these words adjectives and happenings are involved in this book probably many times over an illegitimate line of the bastard children of kings arranged marriages that turn out t

  2. says:

    Reread while travelingThis biography of the Lennox sisters who comprise two generations covers the 1740s to the end of the Regency period and the beginning of the Victorian era doing an excellent job of sketching in the cultural ch

  3. says:

    Aristocrats is a brilliant group biography of a family of noble sisters during the Hanoverian period in England The Lennox sisters were great granddaughters of Charles II through his mistress Louise de Keroualle daughters of the Duke of Richmond and wives and mothers to politicians and peers but also fascinating people in their own rights All their lives they wrote letters voluminously to each other and to other family members a

  4. says:

    Stella Tillyard is a perfectionist Having done exceptionally detailed research into one aristocratic family she presents a delightful insight into the lives of the privileged class over the span of several generations

  5. says:

    This is the story of four daughters of the second Duke of Richmond Great granddaughters of King Charles II wealthy titled and intimate with the political leaders of the realm the Lennox sisters were envied by many

  6. says:

    This is a well researched and engagingly written group biography of four sisters daughters of a duke and great

  7. says:

    Wow This is a fabulously good biography one of the best I've ever read erudite but juicy and irresistibly readable from start to finis

  8. says:

    A strongly written surprisingly detailed account of four uasi royal English sisters living and loving and thriving and having a high time in England during the time of George III The four Lennox sisters a fifth never married and lived uietly li

  9. says:

    An excellent group biography of 4 of the Lennox sisters which shows what it was like to be an aristocratic woman during the period I thought that Tillyard did a very good job of showing what it was like to live through a scandal and

  10. says:

    Love this historical period I watched the BBC adaptation and when i saw it was adapted from a book I bought it right away wonderful readStella Tillyard takes the lives of these amazing young sisters to build a very compelling family saga that encompasses most of the 18th century From the Ancient Regime to the Fr

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