The secret rooms: a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret

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For fans of Downton Abbey , this New York Times bestseller is 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.
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9781101636749
9781410468628
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display_description 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"--
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subject_facet Belvoir Castle (England) -- History -- 20th century, Great Britain. -- Army -- Officers -- Biography, Large type books, Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography, Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, -- Duke of, -- 1886-1940, Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, -- Duke of, -- 1886-1940 -- Family, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Biography
title_display The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret
title_full The Secret Rooms A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret, The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret / Catherine Bailey, The secret rooms [text (large print)] : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret / Catherine Bailey
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title_sub a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Family, History, Large type books, Nobility, Nonfiction, Officers, Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, World War, 1914-1918