Aristocrats: Power, Grace and Decadence? Britain's Great Ruling Classes Since 1066

Aristocrats: Power, Grace and Decadence? Britain's Great Ruling Classes Since 1066

By: Lawrence James (author)Hardback

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For nine hundred years the British aristocracy has considered itself ideally qualified to rule others, make laws and guide the fortunes of the nation. Tracing the history of this remarkable supremacy, ARISTOCRATS is a story of wars, intrigue, chicanery and extremes of both selflessness and greed. James also illuminates how the aristocracy's infatuation with classical art has forged our heritage, how its love of sport has shaped our pastimes and values - and how its scandals have entertained the public. Impeccably researched, balanced and brilliantly entertaining, ARISTOCRATS is an enthralling history of power, influence and an extraordinary knack for survival.

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About Author

Lawrence James was born in Bath and was educated at the University of York and Merton College, Oxford. After a distinguished teaching career he has emerged as one of the outstanding narrative historians of his generation.

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780316731898
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780316731898
  • ISBN10: 0316731897

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