Hardcover, 8vo., fine condition in fine dustjacket, family trees, maps, timeline, colour and black & white plates, sources, notes, index, 332pp. Biography about Willam Cavendish but also history of one of the great houses and families at the time of King Charles II. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : From the Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces in England , a vivid portrait of a seventeenth-century nobleman, his household, and the dramatic decades surrounding the English Civil War.
William Cavendish embodied the popular image of a cavalier. He was both courageous and cultured. His passions were architecture, horses, and women. And, along with the whole courtly world of King Charles I and his cavaliers, he was doomed to failure.
Cavendish was a master of manège (the art of teaching horses to dance) and obsessed with building beautiful houses in the latest style. He taught Charles I's son to ride, and was the general of the king's army in the north during the Civil War. Famously defeated at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, he went into a long continental exile before returning to England in triumph on the restoration of King Charles II to the throne in 1660.
This is the story of one remarkable man, but it is also a rich evocation of what sustained him--his extraordinary household. Lucy Worsley brings to life the complex and fascinating hierarchies among the inhabitants of the great houses of the seventeenth-century, painting a picture of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, clandestine marriage, and gossip. From Ben Jonson and Anthony Van Dyck to long-forgotten servants, Cavalier is a brilliant illumination of the stately home and its inhabitants. The household's cacophony and stink as well as its ceremony and splendor come to life.
A propos de l'auteur: The Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (including Hampton Court and the Tower of London), Lucy Worsley is a leading young historian. She has been researching the story of William Cavendish and his household for more than ten years, and is the author of the English Heritage guide to Bolsover Castle, his principal home.
Titre : Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and ...
Éditeur : London, Faber & Faber, 2007. 1st Edition.
Description du livre Faber and Faber, 2007. Hardcover. État : Good. Corner damaged Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001295833
Description du livre Hardback. État : Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de réf. du libraire GOR001101846
Description du livre FABER AND FABER. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. N° de réf. du libraire 2717400611
Description du livre FABER AND FABER, 2007. État : Very Good. 1st. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP17524640
Description du livre Paperback. État : Good. N° de réf. du libraire PL00172439B
Description du livre FABER AND FABER, London, 2007. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 352 pp., illustrated. Dj torn on leading edge. N° de réf. du libraire 003475
Description du livre FABER AND FABER, 2007. Hardcover. État : Very Good. The cover image and date may vary. Appearance of only slight previous use. Minor imperfections may exist. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000931681
Description du livre FABER AND FABER, 2007. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Includes dust jacket. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing Stated with "1" in the Full Number Line. Dust Jacket is unclipped with publisher's price on inside flap. NOT a book club edition. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding is tight and square. A Fine Copy in a Fine Jacket. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001376822
Description du livre Faber & Faber Limited, London, 2007. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. 1st Edition. ISBN 9780571227037 Book in very good reading condition apart from the very occasional pencil line in the margin which is a bit annoying., otherwise the book is in very good condition generally. The book is part biography and part social history of William Cavendish , courtier in King James I's court and Royalist who was famously defeated at the Battle of Marston Moor 1644. He was famous for menage (the art of teaching horses to dance). He went into exile and came back when King Charles II was restored to the throne of England in 1660 and was created the 1st Duke of Newcastle. N° de réf. du libraire 6002711
Description du livre Faber & Faber, London, 2007. hardcover. État : Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Illustrated (illustrateur). 1st edition.. 8vo, 332 pp. N° de réf. du libraire 069104