The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret / Catherine Bailey.

By: Bailey, Catherine, 1960-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013Description: xv, 465 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143124733 (pbk.) :; 0143124730 (pbk.) :Subject(s): Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, Duke of, 1886-1940 | Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, Duke of, 1886-1940 -- Family | Belvoir Castle (England) -- History -- 20th century | Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography | Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- Biography | World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Biography | HISTORY / Europe / Great BritainDDC classification: 941.082092 | B LOC classification: DA574.R87 | B35 2013Other classification: HIS015000 Summary: For fans of Downton Abbey: the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: the Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records-but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I"-- Provided by publisher.
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For fans of Downton Abbey: the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: the Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records-but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I"-- Provided by publisher.

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