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001    ocn922155428 
003    OCoLC 
005    20160614035929.0 
008    160127t20162015nyua     b    001 0beng   
010      2015049927 
020    9780553392074|q(hardback) 
020    0553392077|q(hardback) 
035    (OCoLC)922155428 
042    pcc 
043    e-uk-en 
049    CKEA 
050 00 DA664.C5|bL58 2016 
082 00 942.009/9|223 
084    BIO022000|aHIS015000|aBIO006000|2bisacsh 
092    942.0099 
100 1  Livingstone, Natalie,|eauthor. 
245 14 The mistresses of Cliveden :|bthree centuries of scandal, 
       power, and intrigue in an English stately home /|cNatalie 
250    First U.S. edition. 
264  1 New York :|bBallantine Books,|c[2016] 
264  4 |c©2015 
300    xv, 494 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "Originally published in hardcover in the United Kingdom 
       by Hutchinson, a member of Penguin Random House, London, 
       in 2015"--Title page verso. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-482) and 
520 2  "For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical 
       epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich 
       and powerful women who ruled the estate over three 
       centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. 
       Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, 
       sits the Cliveden estate. Overlooking the Thames, the 
       mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish 
       gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been
       a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion--from its
       salacious, deadly beginnings in the seventeenth century to
       the 1960s Profumo Affair, the sex scandal that toppled the
       British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the 
       manor's current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the 
       doors to this prominent house and lets the walls do the 
       talking. Built during the reign of Charles II by the Duke 
       of Buckingham, Cliveden attracted notoriety as a luxurious
       retreat in which the duke could conduct his scandalous 
       affair with the ambitious courtesan Anna Maria, Countess 
       of Shrewsbury. In 1668, Anna Maria's cuckolded husband, 
       the Earl of Shrewsbury, challenged Buckingham to a duel. 
       Buckingham killed Shrewsbury and claimed Anna Maria as his
       prize, making her the first mistress of Cliveden. Through 
       the centuries, other enigmatic and indomitable women would
       assume stewardship over the estate, including Elizabeth, 
       Countess of Orkney and illicit lover of William III, who 
       became one of England's wealthiest women; Augusta of Saxe-
       Gotha, the queen that Britain was promised and then 
       denied; Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland, confidante of 
       Queen Victoria and a glittering society hostess turned 
       political activist; and the American-born Nancy Astor, the
       first female member of Parliament, who described herself 
       as an 'ardent feminist' and welcomed controversy. Though 
       their privileges were extraordinary, in Livingstone's 
       hands, their struggles and sacrifices are universal. 
       Cliveden weathered renovation and restoration, world 
       conflicts and cold wars, societal shifts and technological
       advances. Rich in historical and architectural detail, The
       Mistresses of Cliveden is a tale of sex and power, and of 
       the exceptional women who evaded, exploited, and 
       confronted the expectations of their times; Praise for The
       Mistresses of Cliveden: 'An utterly fascinating and 
       completely beguiling account of three centuries of high 
       living, high politics, and high drama at one of Britain's 
       most famous stately homes. A page-turner from start to 
       finish, it's history with all the good stuff left in'--
       Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire; 'A wonderful 
       voyage through the fascinating history of Cliveden--this 
       is a brilliant book full of gripping personalities and 
       beautiful detail'--Kate Williams, author of Ambition and 
       Desire ..."--Provided by publisher. 
600 00 Augusta,|cPrincess of Wales,|d1719-1772. 
600 10 Shrewsbury, Anna Maria Brudenell Talbot,|cCountess of,
600 10 Villiers, Elizabeth,|cCountess of Orkney,|d1657?-1733. 
600 10 Sutherland, Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Leveson-Gower,
       |cDuchess of,|d1806-1868. 
600 10 Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor,|cViscountess,|d1879-
610 20 Cliveden (England)|xHistory. 
610 20 Cliveden (England)|vBiography. 
650  0 Women|zEngland|vBiography. 
650  0 Nobility|zEngland|vBiography. 
650  0 Rich people|zEngland|vBiography. 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xWomen.|2bisacsh 
650  7 HISTORY|zEurope|xGreat Britain.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xHistorical.|2bisacsh 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft 
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