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Cardigan

By: Thomas, Donald Serrell

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003636

ISBN: 0670203882

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 t... View more info