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By Lawrence James

Via the writer of the acclaimed the increase and Fall of the British Empire comes a “grand travel of the lives and impression of this really awesome breed.” (The Washington Times)

Aristocracy capacity “rule by way of the best.” For 9 hundred years, the British aristocracy has thought of itself preferably certified to rule others, make legislation, and advisor the fortunes of the kingdom. Tracing the background of this impressive supremacy, Aristocrats is a narrative of civil wars, conquests, intrigue, chicanery, and extremes of either selflessness and greed.

Lawrence James additionally illuminates how the aristocracy’s infatuation with classical paintings has solid English historical past, how its love of recreation has formed its interests and values, and the way its scandals have entertained the public.

Impeccably researched, balanced, and brilliantly interesting, Aristocrats is a captivating historical past of strength, impact, and a unprecedented knack for survival.

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