The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England
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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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - lsg - LibraryThing
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 EnglandAvis d'utilisateur - Kirkus
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
Mend Me or End Me
Perfect Empress of My Heart
All the Physic in the World
She Doth Not Rave
The Levant Trader
This World Is Full of Changes
IO A Strange Cruelty
Oh My My Dear Dear
MUN AND JACK
None but Princes
He Grows Weary
Acknowledgments FII Notes
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