Aristocrats: Sarah, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox,

The Lennox Sisters great granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers lived lives of real public significance, but the private texture of their family centered world mattered to them and they shared their experiences with each other in countless letters From this hitherto unknown archive, Stella Tillyard has constructed a group biography of privileged eighteenth century women who, she shows, have much to tell us about our own time Aristocrats: Sarah, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832

About the Author: Stella Tillyard

Stella Tillyard is a British novelist and historian She was educated at Oxford and Harvard Universities and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Her bestselling book Aristocrats was made into a miniseries for BBC1 Masterpiece Theatre, and sold to over twenty countries Winner of the Meilleur Livre Etranger, the Longman History Today Prize, and the Fawcett Prize, Tillyard has taught at Harvard University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at Queen Mary, London She is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London Her latest novel is Call Upon the Water published in the UK under the title The Great Level.

10 thoughts on “Aristocrats: Sarah, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832

  1. says:

    There are so many ways to sell reasons for me to push this book, it absolutely boggles the mind First and foremost and easiest for both the scandalmongers among us and really, if we re honest, which one of us isn t, at least a little , all these words, adjectives and happenings are involved in this book, probably many times over a

  2. says:

    Reread while traveling.This biography of the Lennox sisters who comprise two generations covers the 1740s to the end of the Regency period and the beginning of the Victorian era, doing an excellent job of sketching in the cultural changes in the English and Irish aristocracy over these decades.Relying upon a richness of primary sourc

  3. says:

    Aristocrats is a brilliant group biography of a family of noble sisters during the Hanoverian period in England The Lennox sisters were great granddaughters of Charles II through his mistress Louise de Keroualle , daughters of the Duke of Richmond, and wives and mothers to politicians and peers, but also fascinating people in their own

  4. says:

    Stella Tillyard is a perfectionist Having done exceptionally detailed research into one aristocratic family, she presents a delightful insight into the lives of the privileged class over the span of several generations.

  5. says:

    This is the story of four daughters of the second Duke of Richmond Great granddaughters of King Charles II, wealthy, titled, and intimate with the political leaders of the realm, the Lennox sisters were envied by many and watched by all Their story lasts almost a century it begins in 1744, as the Jacobites were planning their last, desperate

  6. says:

    This is a well researched and engagingly written group biography of four sisters, daughters of a duke and great granddaughters of King Charles II of England and one of his mistresses Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox all wrote to each other and third parties constantly, leaving a trove of correspondence that the author used as material fo

  7. says:

    Wow This is a fabulously good biography, one of the best I ve ever read erudite but juicy, and irresistibly readable from start to finish A combination of the writing and the subjects themselves made it so amazing to me these four Lennox sisters are just ridiculously interesting, every one of them intelligent, passionate, sympathetic and flawed in

  8. says:

    A strongly written, surprisingly detailed account of four quasi royal English sisters, living and loving and thriving and having a high time in England during the time of George III The four Lennox sisters a fifth never married and lived quietly lived nothing even close to quietly One sister eloped with an up and coming politician almost twice her age

  9. says:

    An excellent group biography of 4 of the Lennox sisters which shows what it was like to be an aristocratic woman during the period I thought that Tillyard did a very good job of showing what it was like to live through a scandal and how one might become brought back into society to some degree afterwards.

  10. says:

    Love this historical period I watched the BBC adaptation and when i saw it was adapted from a book I bought it right away wonderful read Stella Tillyard takes the lives of these amazing young sisters to build a very compelling family saga that encompasses most of the 18th century From the Ancient Regime to the French Revolution, with the Irish revolts and t

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