The Mistresses of Cliveden Three Centuries of Scandal, Power and Intrigue

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Publisher's Synopsis

'It covers three centuries of high living, high politics and high drama [...] it is so fascinating' MEL SYKES
A Sunday Times bestseller
Five women. One house. One extraordinary history.

Even today, Cliveden retains its royal mystique - it is where Meghan Markle and her mother spent the night before the royal wedding - but from its construction in the 1660s to its heyday in the 1960s, Cliveden has played host to a dynasty of remarkable and powerful women.

Anna Maria, Elizabeth, Augusta, Harriet, and Nancy were five ladies who, over the course of three centuries, shaped British society through their beauty, personalities, and political influence.

Restoration and revolution, aristocratic rise and fall, world war and cold war form the extraordinary backdrop against which their stories unfold.

An addictive history of the period and an intimate exploration of the timeless relationships between people and place, The Mistresses of Cliveden is a story of sex, power and politics, and the ways in which exceptional women defy the expectations of their time.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099594727
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Arrow Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.0099
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xx, 588 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 428g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 39mm