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The Resource Lady Bette and the murder of Mr Thynn, N. A. Pickford

Lady Bette and the murder of Mr Thynn, N. A. Pickford

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Lady Bette and the murder of Mr Thynn
Title
Lady Bette and the murder of Mr Thynn
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N. A. Pickford
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Language
eng
Summary
Lady Bette, the 14-year-old heiress to the vast Northumberland estates, becomes the victim of a plot by her grandmother, the Countess Howard, to marry her to the dissoloute fortune-hunter Thomas Thynn, a man three times her age with an evil reputation. Revolted by her new husband, Lady Bette flees to Holland. Within weeks, Thynn is gunned down in the street by three hired assassins. Who is behind the contract killing? Is it the Swedish Count Coningsmark, young and glamorous with blonde hair down to his waist? Or is it a political assassination as the anti-Catholic press maintains? Thynn was, after all, a key player in the Protestant faction to exclude the Catholic James, Duke of York, as his brother Charles II's successor. N.A. Pickford creates a world of tension and insecurity, of constant plotting and counter-plotting and of rabid anti-Catholicism, where massive street demonstrations and public Papal burnings are weekly events. The action moves from the great landed estates of Syon and Petworth to the cheap taverns and brothels of London, and finally to Newgate and the gallows - the sporting spectacle of the day. In the process, the book gives us a vivid and deeply researched portrait of Restoration society
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Pickford, N. A
Dewey number
941.066
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Percy, Elizabeth
  • Thynne, Thomas
  • Assassination
  • Scandals
  • Great Britain
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Lady Bette and the murder of Mr Thynn, N. A. Pickford
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052734211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297870852
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)873901939
Label
Lady Bette and the murder of Mr Thynn, N. A. Pickford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052734211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297870852
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)873901939

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