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Riassunto: For some the title Duchess evokes the grandeur of stately homes, but for others it’s about unearned privileges. Whilst historic, many felt it had little relevance in today’s society. That changed in April, 2011, however when the title was taken out of its antechamber, dusted off, and deposited firmly in the High Street and the internet. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was to make it topical, even desirable, again. Despite the Queen awarding Prince William a dukedom, the future for dukes, especially non-royal, is not bright. There are only 24 left in Britain today. They and their duchesses are an endangered species. Yet little is known about these women or what their relevance is in today’s Britain. In this unique book, 10 of Britain’s remaining non-royal duchesses talk of their lives and their roles in the 21st century. Most never speak publicly; those who do seldom speak about themselves. To be granted an interview was therefore a huge privilege. With 10 chapters, each focused on one Duchess, there are also 10 sub-chapters looking at a specific ancestor as a comparison. Five of the Duchesses have also allowed us access to their homes, and their chapters will include augmented reality technology.
About the Author: Jane Dismore has worked as a teacher and a solicitor. She is the author of The Voice From the Garden: Pamela Hambro and the Tale of Two Families Before and After the Great War.
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Descrizione libro Blink Publishing, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Minor shelf wear Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006741317
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Descrizione libro Blink Publishing, 2014. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP97582814
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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria FPS1905825854VG
Descrizione libro Bonnier Books Ltd, 2014. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria H8-9781905825851
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Descrizione libro Bonnier Books Ltd, 2014. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria GH9781905825851
Descrizione libro Bonnier Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The title of duchess has long been part of Britain s heritage. In 2011, it was brought up to date with the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, when the Queen conferred a number of titles on her grandson, among them Duke of Cambridge. Catherine joined that select group of the highest ranking duchesses, well-know royals whose husbands are dukes as members of the Royal Family. But another group of women sit just one notch down from royalty, at the top of the aristocratic tree with their dukes. These non-royal duchesses enjoy titles that were bestowed by monarchs for centuries but they are a dying breed: it is unlikely that any more non-royal dukedoms will be created. Here, for the first time, ten of Britain s non-royal duchesses speak candidly about their role and their lives in the 21st century, an era when privilege is an unpopular concept. Each duchess also selects her favourite ancestor in the role, providing a colourful gallery from the 17th to the 20th century. The parallel biographies provide a thought-provoking comparison - for what does it mean to be a duchess in the 21st century? The results are often surprising and always fascinating. Codice libro della libreria AA99781905825851