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The Resource Mrs Keppel : mistress to the king, Tom Quinn

Mrs Keppel : mistress to the king, Tom Quinn

Label
Mrs Keppel : mistress to the king
Title
Mrs Keppel
Title remainder
mistress to the king
Statement of responsibility
Tom Quinn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For Alice Keppel, it was all about appearances. Her precepts were those of the English upper classes: discretion, manners and charm. Nothing else mattered - especially when it came to her infamous affair with King Edward VII. As the King's favourite mistress up until his death in 1910, Alice held significant influence at court and over Edward himself. But it wasn't just Edward she courted: throughout her life, Alice enthusiastically embarked on affairs with bankers, MPs, peers - anybody who could elevate her standing and pay the right price. She was a shrewd courtesan, and her charisma and voracity ensured her both power and money, combined as they were with an aptitude for manipulation. Drawing on a range of sources, including salacious first-hand eyewitness accounts, bestselling author Tom Quinn paints an extraordinary picture of the Edwardian aristocracy, and traces the lives of royal mistresses down to Alice's great-granddaughter, the current Duchess of Cornwall. Both intriguing and astonishing, this is an unadulterated glimpse into a hidden world of scandal, decadence and debauchery
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quinn, Tom
Dewey number
941.082/3092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA568.K47
LC item number
Q56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keppel, Alice
  • Edward
  • Courtesans
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Mrs Keppel : mistress to the king, Tom Quinn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9781785900488
Lccn
2016435344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn957133090
  • (OCoLC)957133090
Label
Mrs Keppel : mistress to the king, Tom Quinn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 246 pages
Isbn
9781785900488
Lccn
2016435344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn957133090
  • (OCoLC)957133090

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