The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England

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Penguin, 6 mai 2008 - 592 pages
The remarkable story of one English family during the tumultuous seventeenth century, as revealed through their original letters and documents.

"To know the Verneys is to know the seventeenth century," Adrian Tinniswood writes in this brilliant book. The Verney family's centuries-long practice of saving every piece of paper that came into their possession -- amassing some 100,000 pages of family and estate letters and documents -- resulted in the largest and most complete private collection of seventeenth-century correspondence in the Western world to date. They paint an incredibly accurate and detailed picture of life in England, Europe, and even the American colonies, through the everyday lives of one extraordinary family.

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This was an extremely impressive book. The author made copious use of the letters and other documents from the Verney family, but also supplemented that with extensive research into social aspects of ... Consulter l'avis complet

THE VERNEYS: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England

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Absorbing chronicle of a prominent 17th-century English family. With characteristic aplomb, British architectural historian Tinniswood (By Permission of Heaven, 2004, etc.) adjusts his gaze to focus ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Map of the British Isles xiii
1
Francis Turns Turk
15
Venturous Knights
35
Sufficient Intellectuals
57
Will Provide
79
A Little Fading Honor
95
The Best of Men
118
Fortunes Wheel Is Ever Turning
137
Mend Me or End Me
319
Perfect Empress of My Heart
336
All the Physic in the World
355
She Doth Not Rave
379
The Levant Trader
396
Natural Bias
421
Good Husbandry
446
Without Escutcheons
466

This World Is Full of Changes
157
IO A Strange Cruelty
205
Mischief
231
Oh My My Dear Dear
253
Giro dItalia
273
MUN AND JACK
297
None but Princes
299
He Grows Weary
490
20
499
Acknowledgments FII Notes
513
Bibliography
545
Index
557
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Adrian Tinniswood is the author of His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren and Visions of Power: Ambition and Architecture from Ancient Times to the Present. He is a respected author, lecturer, and broadcaster in Britain and the United States.

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