A social historian specializing in family history discusses the lengthiest, most expensive and vastly controversial lunacy commission every heardÃ including accusations of abductions, sodomy, blackmail and domestic violenceÃ as an early 19th-century aristocratic family desperately tries to prove that one of their ownÃ the 3rd Earl of PortsmouthÃ is insane. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: "Gracefully written."
The New York Times Book Review
"If this were a novel, no one would believe it."
Sarah Wise, author of Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England
"Reveals an aristocratic household turned upside down by scandal and mental illness. Taboos of sex, death, and politeness are routinely shattered, with tragic, sometimes hilarious results. Unputdownable.
John Guy, bestelling author of Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
The 3rd earl of Portsmouth was a peculiar man but, by most accounts, a harmless one. An aristocrat of enormous wealth, he kept company with England’s most famous names, inviting Jane Austen to balls and having Lord Byron as chief witness to his second marriage. For the first fifty years of his life he had moved with ease in high society, but at the age of fifty-five his own family set out to have him declared insane.
Elizabeth Foyster invites us into the most extraordinary, expensive and controversial British insanity trial ever heard. Amid accusations of abductions, sodomy, blackmail and violence, jurors have to decide if Portsmouth is just a shy, stammering eccentric or a sinister madman attempting to mask his dangerous and immoral nature. The Trials of the King of Hampshire is both provocative and heart-rending.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Foyster is a social historian specializing in family history, including childhood, married life, sex, relationships with siblings and parents, masculinity, old age and widowhood the sorts of subjects that have often been left out of history books. She is a senior college lecturer and director of studies at Clare College, Cambridge.
Titolo: The Trials of the King of Hampshire
Casa editrice: Pgw
Data di pubblicazione: 2016
Condizione libro: New
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Descrizione libro Oneworld Publications, 2016. Softcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Very good copy.Paperback Advanced Reading Copy. Paperback Plain cover pre-release first-edition. Artwork black and white, some artwork and images might be missing. Copy not final and there may be typos. Codice libro della libreria OD071603
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Descrizione libro Oneworld Publications, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A Guardian best history book of 2016 Eccentric, shy aristocrat . or mad, bad and dangerous to know? Neighbour Jane Austen found the 3rd earl of Portsmouth a model gentleman and Lord Byron maintained that, while the man was a fool, he was certainly no madman. Behind closed doors, though, Portsmouth delighted in pinching his servants so that they screamed, asked dairy-maids to bleed him with lancets and was obsessed with attending funerals. After he d lived this way for years, in 1823 his own family set out to have him declared insane. Still reeling from the madness of King George, society could not tear itself away from what would become the longest, costliest and most controversial insanity trial in British history. Codice libro della libreria AA99781780749600
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