Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832

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Vintage, 1995 - Aristocracy (Social class) - 462 pages
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Sisters Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox were great-grandchildren of Charles II, and their extraordinary lives spanned the period from 1740 to 1832. Caroline eloped with an ambitious politician, Henry Fox; her son, Charles James Fox, was the most celebrated opposition politician of his century. Emily first married the senior peer of Ireland, but after having 19 children she scandalized society by marrying their humble Scottish tutor. Louisa and Sarah led equally tumultuous lives.

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User Review  - bunwat - LibraryThing

Wow that was great fun. Tillyard does a terrific job of telling the stories of the lives of the Lennox sisters. The lives are eventful and full of human drama and historical interest. The book is ... Read full review

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This is a portrait primarily of four sisters -- Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox -- who were the great-granddaughters of Charles II of England and a French noblewoman who became his mistress ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Stella Tillyard has been described by Simon Schama as 'dazzling...a phenomenally gifted writer'. Her books include Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox,1740-1832; Citizen Lord: Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-1798, A Royal Affair: George III and his Troublesome Siblings, and, most recently, Tides of War, longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012. She has lived in the USA and Italy and now lives in London.

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