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Black diamonds [electronic resource] : the rise and fall of an English dynasty / Catherine Bailey.

Bailey, Catherine, 1960- (Author). Armstrong, Gareth. (Added Author).
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  • Publisher: [Bath] : Oakhill Publishing Limited, 2008.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 15:14:35.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Gareth Armstrong.
Summary, etc.: Wentworth is today a crumbling and forgotten palace in Yorkshire. Yet just 100 years ago it was the ancestral pile of the Fitzwilliams - an aristocratic clan whose home and life were fuelled by coal mining. This is the story of their spectacular decline: of inheritance fights; rumours of a changeling and of lunacy; philandering earls; illicit love; war heroism; a tragic connection to the Kennedys; violent deaths; mining poverty and squalor; and a class war that literally ripped apart the local landscape. -- Container.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 219104 KB; MP3 file size: 429412 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Fitzwilliam family.
Wentworth Woodhouse (England)
Upper class > England > History > 20th century.
Coal mines and mining > England > Yorkshire > History > 20th century.
Yorkshire (England) > Social conditions > 20th century.
England > Social conditions > 20th century.
England > Economic conditions > 20th century.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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