Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty

Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty House of privilege, riches and secretsWentworth is today a crumbling and forgotten palace in Yorkshire Yet just a hundred years ago is was the ancestral pile of the Fitzwilliams an aristocratic clan whose home and life were fuelled by coal mining Black Diamonds tells of the Fitzwilliams 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 death mining poverty and squalor and a class war that literally ripped apart the local landscape The demise of Wentworth and the Fitzwilliams is a riveting account of aristocratic decline and fall, set in the grandest house in England ➷ [Reading] ➹ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➬ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk riches and secretsWentworth is today a crumbling and forgotten palace in Yorkshire Yet just a hundred years ago is was the ancestral pile of the Fitzwilliams an aristocratic clan whose home and life were fuelled by coal mining Black Diamonds tells of the Fitzwilliams 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 death mining poverty and squalor and a class war that literally ripped apart the local landscape The demise of Wentworth and the Fitzwilliams is a riveting account of aristocratic decline and fall ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk set in the grandest house in England



10 thoughts on “Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty

  1. says:

    Absolutely Outstanding I found the entire book to be an extraordinary read Based upon historical fact, several chapters pertain to the unbelievable staggering wealth of the English aristocrats during the 1900 s, along with a heartbreaking depiction of the wretchedness and extreme hardships of the coal miners and their families The Fitzwilliams who owned the Wentworth state


  2. says:

    I have intended to read this for a long time but I was always going to have a mixed relationship with this book because I grew up in Wentworth and am very familiar with the history.The male Wentworth line ran dry and the title passed matrilineally to the FitzWilliams Ludicrously rich, the money came from coal The Estate employed and housed the people who worked the coal most bo


  3. says:

    Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at Bailey s Black Diamonds presents quite a challenge for me as a reviewer In terms of content this piece is a treasure trove of information, but the formatting and haphazard construction make it an incredibly difficult piece to digest.For the record Bailey does not cover the rise of the Fitzwilliams She takes great liberties assum


  4. says:

    The GR book description says Black Diamonds tells of the Fitzwilliams 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 death mining poverty and squalor and a class war that literally ripped apart the local landscape The demise of Wentworth and the Fitzwilliams is a rivet


  5. says:

    Big house, old family, big scandals, big falls, all dead now, house empty.


  6. says:

    This book is primarily about an English Dynasty built on coal, but it isabout a period than about any one household The family at the core of this book is one that is hard to get a good picture of because they have systematically burnt all their personal archives Ms Bailey adds social and political events that were occurring during the period of the book late 1800s to mid 1900s to help flesh out t


  7. says:

    A fascinating book for fans of Downton Abbey, it s also a mystery how can one of the wealthiest families in the UK die out over the course of 50 years It is a social history of the time, as well as a history of a place, and the specific characters who inhabit it, While not evenly divided between storylines focusing on the Dukes and the locals, it does have the fresh voices of former employees adding co


  8. says:

    Fans of Downton Abbey are led to believe that the Crawley family wealth comes from the earnings of the bucolic farms that surround Downton Abbey However, if Julian Fellowes werehonest, he d let viewers know that, in all probability, their large income was derived from coal just as it was for the Carnavon family in whose Highclere Castle the show is set This book is the story of an even wealthier aristocrati


  9. says:

    A social history of coal mining, told through the eyes of one family, the owners of Wentworth, reputedly the biggest country seat in Britain I absolutely loved this It had all my favourite ingredients for a good history social context gossip and scandal dynastic shenanigans and what s , it managed a very rare thing, it swayed me at one point from my own natural socialistic inclinations onto the side of the arist


  10. says:

    Can t recommend this book highly enough it makes absolutely fascinating reading telling the true story of the tumultuous ups and downs of the Wentworth stately home and the vicissitudes of the aristocratic families lucky enough to live there At the same time we are made aware of the grinding poverty of the miners, the appalling conditions that was the lot of the working man and the reality of life before, during and


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