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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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 is the award-winning author of Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740--1832, and Citizen Lord: The Life of Edward Fitzgerald, Irish Revolutionary. She graduated from Oxford and has taught at UCLA and Harvard, where she was Knox Fellow. She reviews for the "Sunday Times "(London) and is a frequent contributor to Radio 4. She is married to the historian John Brewer and lives in Oxford, England.

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