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Court Lady and Country Wife Two Noble Sisters in Seventeenth-Century England

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ISBN-10: 0060762896

ISBN-13: 9780060762896

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lita-Rose Betcherman

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Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, Lucy and Dorothy Percy came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle, dominated the royal scene. Her beauty was immortalized in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, her political skills attracted many famous lovers, and her talent as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the queen's inner circle-;until civil war and its machinations led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester-;wife of a diplomat and an ancestor of Princess Diana-;managed the family estates and raised twelve surviving children. Though brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics, she had a…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Lita-Rose Betcherman is an historian and a labour relations specialist. Her previous books specialize in legal history; she has also published in numerous academic journals.