About this book
The former deputy leader of the Labour Party provides a history of England through the eyes of one its most famous and powerful families, the Devonshires. From 1381 to the present day, theirs is the story of England itself. Hattersley has been given unique access to the archives based at Chatsworth, the family seat. From the author of "David Lloyd George" and "The Edwardians".
William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII. This book reveals how the dynasty made and lost fortunes, fought and fornicated, built great houses, patronised the arts and pioneered the railways, made great scientific discoveries, and, in the end, came to terms with changing times.
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