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.
About the Author: 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 & Faber. Hardcover. État : New. 0571227031 Thousands of Happy Customers!. N° de réf. du libraire BW1201702270127B
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, London, 2007. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. 352 pp., illustrated. Dj torn on leading edge. N° de réf. du libraire 003475
Description du livre Faber and Faber, 2007. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. N° de réf. du libraire mon0007350188
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
Description du livre Faber & Faber, 2007. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 0.75 Hardback; fine in fine dustjacket. ; Biography of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle. Illustrated. ; 332 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 50879
Description du livre Faber & Faber. Hardcover. État : New. 0571227031 . N° de réf. du libraire SUP5462PBGG062917H0280P
Description du livre Faber and Faber Limited, London, 2007. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. First Edition. Dark brown hardcover with gilt lettering on the spine. Full colour illustrated dust jacket. Thickish book of 332 pages . The author has researched the story of William Cavendish and his household, painting a picture of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, clandestine marriage and gossip. Originally published to sell at £20. Condition both book and Dust Jacket like new.------------All books packaged with care and sent off the same day where possible. N° de réf. du libraire 7842
Description du livre Hardcover Jan 01, 2007. État : Used: Like New. New book & jacket. N° de réf. du libraire A5-CNFN-M3F5