Cardigan

By: Thomas, Donald Serrell

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James Thomas Brudenell, Seventh Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868) , dragoon, hussar, huntsman, landholder, husband, adulterer, sometime Member of Parliament, duelist, probably the most hated and adulated aristocrat of his time, waited for almost sixty years for his moment of glory (or disaster, as his enemies and most historians would insist) . When it came, it took place in an obscure Crimean valley, lasted 20 minutes, and was dubbed The Charge of the Light Brigade. This biography brilliantly adds to what is known about Cardigan - that he led a long life of such extravagance, scandal and glitter that it can stand as a paradigm for all that attracts and repels us about the life of the privileged in the English era between the Regency and the heyday of Victoria. The top of the binding is slightly darkened; the jacket has wear at the corners and spine ends. Includes endnotes, bibliography, and index. In protective cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: Cardigan

Author: Thomas, Donald Serrell

Categories: Political Figures,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Press: 1975

ISBN: 0670203882

ISBN 13: 9780670203888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 003636

Keywords: Charge Of The Light Brigade Great Britian EARL BATTLE VICTORIA WEALTH SOLDIER BALACLAVA HISTORY,