The Viceroy's Daughters

Author: Anne De Courcy

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781842126196

Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

Page: 454

View: 1767


Irene (born 1896), Cynthia (b.1898) and Alexandria (b.1904) were the three daughters of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India 1898-1905.The three sisters were at the very heart of the fast and glittering world of the Twenties and Thirties. Irene had love affairs in the glamorous Melton Mowbray hunting set. Cynthia (¿Cimmie¿) married Oswald Mosley, joining him first in the Labour Party before following him into fascism. Alexandra (¿Baba¿), the youngest and most beautiful, married the Prince of Wales¿s best friend Fruity Metcalfe. On Cimmie¿s early death in 1933 Baba flung herself into a long and passionate affair with Mosley and a liaison with Mussolini¿s ambassador to London, Count Dino Grandi, while enjoying the romantic devotion of the Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax. The war finds them based at ¿the Dorch¿ (the Dorchester Hotel) doing good works. At the end of their extraordinary lives, Irene and Baba have become, rather improbably, pillars of the establishment, Irene being made one of the very first Life Peers in 1958 for her work with youth clubs.

The Viceroy's Daughters

Author: Anne de Courcy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780225741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 9321


The lives of the three daughters of Lord Curzon: glamorous, rich, independent and wilful. Irene (born 1896), Cynthia (b.1898) and Alexandria (b.1904) were the three daughters of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India 1898-1905 and probably the grandest and most self-confident imperial servant Britain ever possessed. After the death of his fabulously rich American wife in 1906, Curzon's determination to control every aspect of his daughters' lives, including the money that was rightfully theirs, led them one by one into revolt against their father. The three sisters were at the very heart of the fast and glittering world of the Twenties and Thirties. Irene, intensely musical and a passionate foxhunter, had love affairs in the glamorous Melton Mowbray hunting set. Cynthia ('Cimmie') married Oswald Mosley, joining him first in the Labour Party, where she became a popular MP herself, before following him into fascism. Alexandra ('Baba'), the youngest and most beautiful, married the Prince of Wales's best friend Fruity Metcalfe. On Cimmie's early death in 1933 Baba flung herself into a long and passionate affair with Mosley and a liaison with Mussolini's ambassador to London, Count Dino Grandi, while enjoying the romantic devotion of the Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax. The sisters see British fascism from behind the scenes, and the arrival of Wallis Simpson and the early married life of the Windsors. The war finds them based at 'the Dorch' (the Dorchester Hotel) doing good works. At the end of their extraordinary lives, Irene and Baba have become, rather improbably, pillars of the establishment, Irene being made one of the very first Life Peers in 1958 for her work with youth clubs.

The Viceroys of God

Author: Don Peter

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543758398

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8873


Ancient prophets had the key to benefit humanity. Jason Bryden, the archeologist, wanted to use the key to unite Christian churches in the United States. Jason’s employer, the Emperor Constantine Foundation, interrupted Jason’s research condemning the trajectory of his work. Jason’s superior, Dr. Adam Clark, believed Jason’s mission is going nowhere. In the meantime, Jason discovers a mentor was killed in a mysterious accident, and another close friend soon met a distraught end. Things went wrong, and a former ISIS assassin aims to take Jason down. A trail of death soon followed Jason as he seeks the key. The Viceroys of God is a story unrestricted by space and time. From the ancient world to faraway places, Jason sought the wisdom of how to use the key. The Viceroys of God are stories within the story that everyone knows but yet never told before.

His Good Name

Author: Christina Geisen,Jean Li,Steven B. Shubert,Kei Yamamoto

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1948488388

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4690


The wish to affiliate with a specific cultural, social, or ethnical group is as important today as it was in past societies, such as that of the ancient Egyptians. The same significance applies to the self-presentation of an individual within such a group. Although it is inevitable that we perceive ancient cultures through the lens of our time, place, and value systems, we can certainly try to look beyond these limitations. Questions of how the ancient Egyptians saw themselves and how individuals tried to establish and thus present themselves in society are central pieces of the puzzle of how we interpret this ancient culture. This volume focuses on the topic of identity and self-presentation, tackling the subject from many different angles: the ways in which social and personal identities are constructed and maintained; the manipulations of culture by individuals to reflect real or aspirational identities; and the methods modern scholars use to attempt to say something about ancient persons. Building on the work of Ronald J. Leprohon, to whom this volume is dedicated, contributions in this volume present an overview of our current state of understanding of patterns of identity and self-presentation in ancient Egypt. The contributions approach various aspects of identity and self-presentation through studies of gender, literature, material culture, mythology, names, and officialdom.

The Viceroy of Ouidah

Author: Bruce Chatwin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811263X

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 5820


In 1812, Francisco Manoel da Silva, escaping a life of poverty in Brazil, sailed to the African kingdom of Dahomey, determined to make his fortune in the slave trade. Armed with nothing but an iron will, he became a man of substance in Ouidah and the founder of a remarkable dynasty. His one remaining ambition is to return to Brazil in triumph, but his friendship with the mad, mercurial king of Dahomey is fraught with danger and threatens his dream.

Josh Carr: Meteor Strike

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kenneth A. Weber

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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In Praise of Baal Shem Tov (Shivhei Ha-Besht

Author: Dan Ben-amos

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 146162889X

Category: Religion

Page: 365

View: 8677


In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov is the first complete English translation of the tales surrounding the Besht, a rabbi and kabbalistic practitioner whose teachings bolstered the growing Hasidic movement in the eighteenth century. An important source on the life, philosophy, and mystical works of the Besht, In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov also reveals the daily life and concerns of eastern European Hasidic Jews in the late 1700s.