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The DevonshiresKe of Devonshire conspired to depose James II and make William of Orange king For the next two centuries the Devonshires were at the heart of fashionable society and the centre of political power The Fourth Duke became prime minister and Georgiana wife of the Fifth scandalised even the Regency Spencer Compton the last of the great Devonshires was three times offered the preimership and three times refused it Even the Devonshire serva. There is too much information to digest on a first listening intend to follow up by reading the book

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CHARACTERS ↠ The Devonshires å [Read] ➲ The Devonshires ➮ Roy Hattersley – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk The story of the Devonshires is the story of BritainWilliam Cavendish the father of the first Earl dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII Bess his second wife was gaoler companion to Mary ueen of Scots The story of The Devonshires is thNts made history Joseph Paxton was their gardner and Thomas Hobbes was the family tutorWith the help of previously unpublished material from the Chatsworth archives The Devonshires reveals how the dynasty made and lost fortunes fought and fornicated built great houses patronised the arts and pioneered the railways made great scientific discoveries and in the end came to terms with changing times It is popular history at its very best. Hattersley could have done a lot better It's crammed with historical detail a parade of facts and characters altogether too much to be digestible It's also skewed by Hattersley's contempt for privilege; most of the leading figures are lampooned one or two are respected The sleeve notes talk of a family which is intimately entwined in the nation's history; H could have focussed on this aspect much better

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The story of the Devonshires is the story of BritainWilliam Cavendish the father of the first Earl dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII Bess his second wife was gaoler companion to Mary ueen of Scots during her long imprisonment in England Arbella Stuart their granddaughter was a heartbeat away from the throne of England and their grandson Lord General of the North fought to save the crown for Charles I Fifty years later the First Du. Loved the information this book provided but it was a tough read I took notesI’m spending a week in Chatsworth in the Spring so wanted the background this book provided I got that but there were times I wanted to forget it and pick up something else I pressed on and finished it