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The Resource The trials of the King of Hampshire : madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England, Elizabeth Foyster

The trials of the King of Hampshire : madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England, Elizabeth Foyster

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The trials of the King of Hampshire : madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England
Title
The trials of the King of Hampshire
Title remainder
madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Foyster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 3rd Earl of Portsmouth voted in the House of Lords, took county positions, invited Jane Austen to his balls, counted William Cobbett as one of his Hampshire neighbors and had Lord Byron as his best man at his second marriage. Then, at the age of fifty-five, his own family launched a case citing him as a danger not only to the peerage but to himself. Historian Elizabeth Foyster invites us into the jury box for the lengthiest, most expensive and vastly controversial lunacy commission ever heard, including accusations of abductions, sodomy, blackmail and domestic violence
Summary
A social historian specializing in family history discusses the lengthiest, most expensive and vastly controversial lunacy commission every heard - including accusations of abductions, sodomy, blackmail and domestic violence - as an early 19th-century aristocratic family desperately tries to prove that one of their own - the 3rd Earl of Portsmouth - is insane
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Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10540375
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foyster, Elizabeth A.
Dewey number
941.07/5092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA536.P85
LC item number
F69 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Portsmouth, John Charles Wallop
  • Portsmouth, John Charles Wallop
  • Portsmouth, John Charles Wallop
  • Insanity (Law)
Target audience
adult
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madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England
Label
The trials of the King of Hampshire : madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England, Elizabeth Foyster
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060783302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780749617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
959523
System control number
(OCoLC)965738508
Label
The trials of the King of Hampshire : madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England, Elizabeth Foyster
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060783302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780749617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
959523
System control number
(OCoLC)965738508

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