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The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858

✓ The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858 ô James Lees-Milne - The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858, The Bachelor Duke A Life of William Spencer Cavendish th Duke of Devonshire A highly pleasurable portrait of the th Duke of Devonshire an extravagant and amusing figure and one of the greatest collectors of his age who transformed Chatsworth into a palace of spectacular gr

  • Title: The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858
  • Author: James Lees-Milne
  • ISBN: 9780719556005
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback

✓ The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858 ô James Lees-Milne, The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858, James Lees-Milne, The Bachelor Duke A Life of William Spencer Cavendish th Duke of Devonshire A highly pleasurable portrait of the th Duke of Devonshire an extravagant and amusing figure and one of the greatest collectors of his age who transformed Chatsworth into a palace of spectacular grandeur Immensely rich but devoid of snobbery he was also a friend of kings and queens poets and artists p ✓ The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858 ô James Lees-Milne - The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858, The Bachelor Duke A Life of William Spencer Cavendish th Duke of Devonshire A highly pleasurable portrait of the th Duke of Devonshire an extravagant and amusing figure and one of the greatest collectors of his age who transformed Chatsworth into a palace of spectacular gr

  • ✓ The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858 ô James Lees-Milne
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The Bachelor Duke: A Life of William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858

About "James Lees-Milne"

  1. James Lees-Milne

    James Lees Milne 1908 1997 was an English writer and expert on country houses.BiographyHe was a noted biographer and historian, and is also considered one of the twentieth century s great diarists He came from a family of landed gentry and grew up in Worcestershire He attended Lockers Park Prep School, Eton and Oxford University In 1936 he was appointed secretary of the Country House Committee of the National Trust, and he held that position until 1950 apart from a period of military service from 1939 1941 He was instrumental in the first large scale transfer of country houses from private ownership to the Trust After resigning his full time position in 1950 he continued his connection with the National Trust as a part time architectural consultant.He resided on the Badminton Estate in Gloucestershire for most of his later years while working in William Thomas Beckford s library at Lansdown Crescent at Bath He was a friend of many of the most prominent British intellectual and social figures of his day, including Nancy Mitford, Harold Nicolson about whom he wrote a two volume biography , and Cyril Connolly He married Alvilde Chaplin, formerly Bridges, a prominent gardening and landscape expert, in 1951.From 1947 Lees Milne published a series of architectural works aimed primarily at the general reader He was also a diarist, and his diaries were published in many volumes and were well received, in later years attracting a cult following His other works included several biographies and an autobiographical novel.

231 Comments

  1. Despite the title, NOT a bodice ripper Instead, this is about William Cavendish, the only son of Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire Very good, very readable, and a keeper.



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