The Secret History of the Georgian Court

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571258263

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 3051

In the eighteenth century, the palace's most elegant assembly room was in fact a bloody battlefield. This was a world of skulduggery, politicking, wigs and beauty-spots, where fans whistled open like flick-knives. Ambitious and talented people flocked to court of George II and Queen Caroline in search of power and prestige, but Kensington Palace was also a gilded cage. Successful courtiers needed level heads and cold hearts; their secrets were never safe. Among them, a Vice Chamberlain with many vices, a Maid of Honour with a secret marriage, a pushy painter, an alcoholic equerry, a Wild Boy, a penniless poet, a dwarf comedian, two mysterious turbaned Turks and any number of discarded royal mistresses. An eye-opening portrait of a group of royal servants, Courtiers also throws new light on the dramatic life of George II and Queen Caroline at Kensington Palace.

Life in the Georgian Court

Author: Catherine Curzon

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473845548

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2779

As the glittering Hanoverian court gives birth to the English Georgian era, a golden age of royalty dawns in Europe. Houses rise and fall, births, marriages and scandals change the course of history and in France, Revolution stalks the land. Peep behind the shutters of the opulent court of the doomed Bourbons, the absolutist powerhouse of Romanov Russia and the epoch-defining family whose kings gave their name to the era, the House of Hanover. Behind the pomp and ceremony were men and women born into worlds of immense privilege, yet beneath the powdered wigs and robes of state were real people living lives of romance, tragedy, intrigue and eccentricity. Take a journey into the private lives of very public figures and learn of arranged marriages that turned to love or hate and scandals that rocked polite society. Here the former wife of a king spends three decades in lonely captivity, Prinny makes scandalous eyes at the toast of the London stage and Marie Antoinette begins her last, terrible journey through Paris as her son sits alone in a forgotten prison cell. Life in the Georgian Court is a privileged peek into the glamorous, tragic and iconic courts of the Georgian world, where even a king could take nothing for granted.


Die ganze Geschichte der Chirurgie erzählt in 28 Operationen

Author: Arnold van de Laar

Publisher: Pattloch eBook

ISBN: 3629320910

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 3583

Von den dunklen Anfangszeiten der Chirurgie, als noch ohne Betäubung amputiert wurde, über königliche Operationen bis zu den heutigen High-Tech-OPs – der Chirurg Arnold van de Laar beschreibt in seinem Buch so packend wie allgemeinverständlich die Geschichte der Chirurgie. Ohne Fachbegriffe zu scheuen, aber doch leicht lesbar und gespickt mit zahlreichen interessanten Details gibt van de Laar einen spannenden Einblick in sein Fach. In 28 Kapiteln erzählt er anhand berühmter Operationen, was genau im Operationsaal geschieht. Eingehend widmet er sich Erkrankungen und Verletzungen bekannter Persönlichkeiten wie Bob Marley, Kaiserin Sissi, Lenin, Königin Victoria, Einstein und Präsident Kennedy. „Schnitt“ ist eine faszinierender Reise durch die Königsdisziplin der Medizin, fesselnd erzählt von einer Koryphäe auf dem Gebiet der Chirurgie.
Biography & Autobiography

The Queen's Houses

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142954

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6999

The Queen’s life is dedicated to her public – every move is scrutinised, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. In The Queen’s Houses, Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others. Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen’s Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties – a respectful study of the royal family at home.

Jane Austen at Home

A Biography

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473632218

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 3543

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser 'A refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.' Amanda Foreman 'Brilliant and very moving, this book is a fascinating and original exploration of Jane Austen with lots of new material - Worsley brings Austen to life superbly, through her pages she is a flesh and blood woman, intelligent, powerful, contradictory, loving, loved. A magnificent book.' Kate Williams On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, but a life that was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
Biography & Autobiography

Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250201438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6252

The story of the queen who defied convention and defined an era A passionate princess, an astute and clever queen, and a cunning widow, Victoria played many roles throughout her life. In Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow, Lucy Worsley introduces her as a woman leading a truly extraordinary life in a unique time period. Queen Victoria simultaneously managed to define a socially conservative vision of Victorian womanhood, while also defying its conventions. Beneath her exterior image of traditional daughter, wife, and widow, she was a strong-willed and masterful politician. Drawing from the vast collection of Victoria’s correspondence and the rich documentation of her life, Worsley recreates twenty-four of the most important days in Victoria's life. Each day gives a glimpse into the identity of this powerful, difficult queen and the contradictions that defined her. Queen Victoria is an intimate introduction to one of Britain’s most iconic rulers as a wife and widow, mother and matriarch, and above all, a woman of her time.

The Culture of the Seven Years' War

Empire, Identity, and the Arts in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Author: Frans de Bruyn,Shaun Regan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442696354

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 2199

The Seven Years’ War (1756–1763) was the decisive conflict of the eighteenth century – Winston Churchill called it the first “world war” – and the clash which forever changed the course of North American history. Yet compared with other momentous conflicts like the Napoleonic Wars or the First World War, the cultural impact of the Seven Years’ War remains woefully understudied. The Culture of the Seven Years’ War is the first collection of essays to take a broad interdisciplinary and multinational approach to this important global conflict. Rather than focusing exclusively on political, diplomatic, or military issues, this collection examines the impact of representation, identity, and conceptions and experiences of empire. With essays by notable scholars that address the war’s impact in Europe and the Atlantic world, this volume is sure to become essential reading for those interested in the relationship between war, culture, and the arts.

Queen Victoria

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781473651418

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 9642

Bestselling author and historian Lucy Worsley tracks a new course through Queen Victoria's life, examining how she transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor and became one of Britain's greatest monarchs along the way. Taking twenty-four significant days from Victoria's life, from her birth, her wedding, her coronation to her husband's death, and many more in between, allows us to see Victoria up close and personal, examining how she lived hour to hour. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, this major new biography will celebrate Queen Victoria as a woman of her time, who lived an extraordinary life.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edited in Seven Volumes with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and Index

Author: Edward Gibbon,J. B. Bury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108050778

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6705

The pre-eminent historian of his day, Edward Gibbon (1737-94) produced his magnum opus in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. Reissued here is the authoritative seven-volume edition prepared by J. B. Bury (1861-1927) between 1896 and 1900. Immediately and widely acclaimed, Gibbon's work remains justly famous for its magisterial account of Roman imperialism and Christianity from the first century CE through to the fall of Constantinople and beyond. Innovative in its use of primary sources and notable for its tone of religious scepticism, this epic narrative stands as a masterpiece of English literature and historical scholarship. Volume 7 covers the period 1206-1590 CE, examining the rise of Genghis Khan, the conquests of Tamerlane, the Council of Basel, the Ottoman capture of Constantinople, the Western schism and reunion, and the ruins of ancient Rome. Indexes to the text and appendices are also included.

Saturday Review

Politics, Literature, Science and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 340


Der Verdacht des Mr Whicher

oder Der Mord von Road Hill House

Author: Kate Summerscale

Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll

ISBN: 3492982239

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5066

In einer Sommernacht im Jahr 1860 geschieht ein Mord in einem herrschaftlichen Landhaus in Wiltshire. Die Leiche des dreijährigen Saville wird mit durchgeschnittener Kehle aufgefunden. Alle Hausbewohner stehen unter Schock, erst recht, als sich herausstellt, dass es einer von ihnen gewesen sein muss. Jack Whicher von Scotland Yard soll diesen Mordfall aufklären, doch was er herausfindet, versetzt die ganze Nation in Hysterie. Eine wahre Geschichte, die Generationen von Autoren wie Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens und Arthur Conan Doyle inspirierte.

Der Besuch der Kaiserin

Author: Daisy Goodwin

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644539618

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9621

Schicksalhafte Begegnungen Charlotte Baird interessiert sich mehr für Fotografie als dafür, einen Ehemann zu finden. Doch als der charmante Bay Middleton auftaucht, verliebt sie sich in ihn. Er zählt zu den besten Reitern Englands, ist jedoch mittellos und nicht von Stand. Bay scheint der Einzige zu sein, der in Charlotte nicht nur die reiche junge Erbin sieht, sondern ihre unkonventionellen Ansichten und ihren feinen Witz zu schätzen weiß. Als die legendäre Pytchley-Jagd ansteht, erhält Bay einen Auftrag, um den ihn alle beneiden: Er soll Kaiserin Sisi auf der Jagd begleiten. Charlottes Freude darüber schwindet schnell. Denn die Kaiserin gilt nicht umsonst als die schönste Frau ihrer Zeit. Und sie ist Bay in einer Weise zugetan, die die Zukunft aller bedrohen könnte. «Exzellent und absolut fesselnd. Höchst unterhaltsam.» (The Times) «Eine überaus vergnügliche Lektüre.» (Mail on Sunday) «Ein bezaubernder, wunderschön geschriebener Pageturner.» (Publishers Weekly) «Zeitlos, spannend, absolut überzeugend. Ein großartiger Roman.» (Richard and Judy Book Club)

Hampton Court Palace

the official illustrated history

Author: Lucy Worsley,David Souden

Publisher: Merrell Publishers


Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 7400

Tells the compelling story of one of the finest palaces in Europe, situated on the banks of the River Thames south-west of London and a centre of court life in England from 1529 to 1737 Celebrates one of the most visited and intriguing architectural ensembles in Britain, including the palace's original sixteenth-century buildings of Henry VIII's reign and the late seventeenth-century Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren Includes full coverage of Hampton Court's famous and ever-popular formal gardens, a precious survival of gardening 300 years ago Reveals the lifestyles of monarchs, mistresses and courtiers as well as life `below stairs' in the same series as Merrell's highly successful official illustrated histories of the Tower of London and Kensington Palace.

Die roten Reiter


Author: Simon Montefiore

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909105

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6195

Der neue Roman von Bestseller-Autor Simon Montefiore! „Die Sonne ging gerade auf, als sie ihre Pferde bestiegen und über das weite Grasland ritten, immer auf den feuerroten Horizont zu...“ Benja Golden, unschuldig verurteilt und nach Sibirien verbannt, bekommt die Chance, bei Stalingrad gegen die Nazis zu kämpfen. Dabei lernt er die italienische Krankenschwester Fabiana kennen, die sein Leben rettet, und verliebt sich in sie. Während Stalin im Kreml seine Fäden zieht, macht Benja sich auf eine verzweifelte Mission hinter die Feindeslinien. Ein Epos voller Leidenschaft, Mut und Überlebenswillen – in einer Welt, in der Verrat alltäglich ist und der Tod nur einen Herzschlag entfernt. »Brilliant geschrieben, genau recherchiert, ein echter Pageturner!« The Times »Hochatmosphärisch und mit einer ganz eigenen Stimme erzählt!« The Guardian

Ein Königliches Kochbuch

Saisonale Rezepte aus dem Buckingham Palast

Author: Mark Flanagan,Edward Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836920933


Page: 120

View: 4058