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The Resource An infamous mistress : the life, loves and family of the celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott, Joanne Major, Sarah Murden

An infamous mistress : the life, loves and family of the celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott, Joanne Major, Sarah Murden

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An infamous mistress : the life, loves and family of the celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott
Title
An infamous mistress
Title remainder
the life, loves and family of the celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Major, Sarah Murden
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Language
eng
Summary
"Courtesan. Spy. Survivor. A gripping and meticulously researched account of the swashbuckling life of one of history's most overlooked heroines." -Hallie Rubenhold, author of The Five Divorced wife, infamous mistress, prisoner in France during the French Revolution, and the reputed mother of the Prince of Wales' child, notorious courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott lived an amazing life in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century London and Paris. Strikingly tall and beautiful, later lampooned as "Dally the Tall" in newspaper gossip columns, she left her Scottish roots and convent education behind to reinvent herself in a "marriage A-la-mode," but before she was even legally an adult she was cast off and forced to survive on just her beauty and wits. The authors of this engaging and, at times, scandalous book intersperse the story of Grace's tumultuous life with a family history that traces her ancestors from their origin in the Scottish borders, to their move south to London. It follows them to France, America, India, Africa, and elsewhere, offering a broad insight into the social history of the Georgian era, comprising the ups and downs, the highs and lows of life at that time. "A fascinating read ... a shining example of research done well, presented coherently on the perfect subject: a powerful courtesan that time forgot." -History of Royals "Set for the first time in the context of Grace's wider family, this is a compelling tale of scandal and intrigue." -Scots Heritage Magazine
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
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Major, Joanne
Dewey number
941/.07/092
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA506.E455
LC item number
M356 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Murden, Sarah
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  • Elliott, Grace Dalrymple
  • Elliott, Grace Dalrymple
  • Courtesans
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • British
  • British
  • Elliott, Grace Dalrymple
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • British
  • Courtesans
  • Families
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • India
Label
An infamous mistress : the life, loves and family of the celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott, Joanne Major, Sarah Murden
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Plates -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Family Trees -- Chapter 1: Scottish Roots -- Chapter 2: The Browns of Blackburn House -- Chapter 3: The Pen of Hugh Dalrymple -- Chapter 4: The Military Uncle -- Chapter 5: Robinaiana and Janet Brown: Mistress and Wife -- Chapter 6: The Doctor's Wife -- Chapter 7: Viscount Valentia and a Trip to a Bagnio -- Chapter 8: Divorce from the Cucumber Physician -- Chapter 9: A Celebrated Courtesan -- Chapter 10: From Maid to Countess -- Chapter 11: Horizons New -- Chapter 12: Anglo-Indian Relationships -- Chapter 13: The 5th Earl of Peterborough and Criminal Conversation -- Chapter 14: French Affairs -- Chapter 15: Cock-fighting in Calcutta -- Chapter 16: Prisoner in France -- Chapter 17: The Further Adventures of Henry Hew Dalrymple -- Chapter 18: Jacintha's Later Life -- Chapter 19: The Dawn of a New Century -- Chapter 20: Grace in Regency England -- Chapter 21: Jessy Bebb, Society Hostess, or How Grace's Life Could Have Been -- Plates -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
936547885
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473844858
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
genealogical tables
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962776
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936547885
Label
An infamous mistress : the life, loves and family of the celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott, Joanne Major, Sarah Murden
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Plates -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Family Trees -- Chapter 1: Scottish Roots -- Chapter 2: The Browns of Blackburn House -- Chapter 3: The Pen of Hugh Dalrymple -- Chapter 4: The Military Uncle -- Chapter 5: Robinaiana and Janet Brown: Mistress and Wife -- Chapter 6: The Doctor's Wife -- Chapter 7: Viscount Valentia and a Trip to a Bagnio -- Chapter 8: Divorce from the Cucumber Physician -- Chapter 9: A Celebrated Courtesan -- Chapter 10: From Maid to Countess -- Chapter 11: Horizons New -- Chapter 12: Anglo-Indian Relationships -- Chapter 13: The 5th Earl of Peterborough and Criminal Conversation -- Chapter 14: French Affairs -- Chapter 15: Cock-fighting in Calcutta -- Chapter 16: Prisoner in France -- Chapter 17: The Further Adventures of Henry Hew Dalrymple -- Chapter 18: Jacintha's Later Life -- Chapter 19: The Dawn of a New Century -- Chapter 20: Grace in Regency England -- Chapter 21: Jessy Bebb, Society Hostess, or How Grace's Life Could Have Been -- Plates -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
936547885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473844858
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
genealogical tables
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
962776
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936547885

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