The Resource Black diamonds : the rise and fall of an English dynasty, Catherine Bailey

Black diamonds : the rise and fall of an English dynasty, Catherine Bailey

Label
Black diamonds : the rise and fall of an English dynasty
Title
Black diamonds
Title remainder
the rise and fall of an English dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Bailey
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England, ... a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people who worked either in the family's coal mines or on their expansive estate. The earl also left behind four sons, and the family line seemed assured. But was it? As Bailey retraces the Fitzwilliam family history, she uncovers a legacy riddled with bitter feuds, scandals (including Peter Fitzwilliam's ill-fated affair with American heiress Kick Kennedy), and civil unrest as the conflict between the coal industry and its miners came to a head"--
  • "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families. Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England's aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times bestseller The Secret Rooms, Black Diamonds provides a page-turning chronicle of the Fitzwilliam coal-mining dynasty and their breathtaking Wentworth estate, the largest private home in England. When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England, valued at more than £3 billion of today's money--a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people who worked either in the family's coal mines or on their expansive estate. The earl also left behind four sons, and the family line seemed assured. But was it? As Bailey retraces the Fitzwilliam family history, she uncovers a legacy riddled with bitter feuds, scandals (including Peter Fitzwilliam's ill-fated affair with American heiress Kick Kennedy), and civil unrest as the conflict between the coal industry and its miners came to a head. Once again, Bailey has written an irresistible and brilliant narrative history"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Catherine
Dewey number
929.20942
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA670.Y6
LC item number
B145 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzwilliam family
  • Wentworth Woodhouse (England)
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Social conflict
  • Yorkshire (England)
  • Yorkshire (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Black diamonds : the rise and fall of an English dynasty, Catherine Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 518 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143126843
Lccn
2014020335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • ocn876001809
  • (OCoLC)876001809
Label
Black diamonds : the rise and fall of an English dynasty, Catherine Bailey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 518 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143126843
Lccn
2014020335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • ocn876001809
  • (OCoLC)876001809

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