Entitled A Critical History of the British Aristocracy

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Publisher's Synopsis

"A proudly partisan history of the British aristocracy - which scores some shrewd hits against the upper class themselves, and the nostalgia of the rest of us for their less endearing eccentricities. A great antidote to Downton Abbey." (Mary Beard)

Exploring the extraordinary social and political dominance enjoyed by the British aristocracy over the centuries, Entitled seeks to explain how a tiny number of noble families rose to such a position in the first place. It reveals the often nefarious means they have employed to maintain their wealth, power and prestige and examines the greed, ambition, jealousy and rivalry which drove aristocratic families to guard their interests with such determination. In telling their history, Entitled introduces a cast of extraordinary characters: fierce warriors, rakish dandies, political dilettantes, charming eccentrics, arrogant snobs and criminals who quite literally got away with murder.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784160661
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Black Swan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.520941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 435 , 16 unnumbered
Weight: 324g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 29mm