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Inheritance: The Lost History of Mary Davies: A Story of Property, Marriage and Madness

作者 Leo Hollis
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Inheritance: The Lost History of Mary Davies: A Story of Property, Marriage and Madness:,Thereclaimedhistoryofawomanwhosetragiclifetellsastoryofmadness,forced

內容簡介

內容簡介 The reclaimed history of a woman whose tragic life tells a story of madness, forced marriages and how the super-rich came to own London 'Hollis expertly weaves together the human tragedy and high politics behind the explosion of one of the world's greatest cities.' Dan Snow The reclaimed history of a woman whose tragic life tells a story of madness, forced marriages and how the super-rich came to own London In June 1701, a young widow wakes up in a hotel room in Paris and finds a man in her bed. Within hours they are married. Yet three weeks later, the bride flees to London and swears that she had never agreed to the wedding. So begins one of the most intriguing stories of madness, tragic passion and the curse of inheritance. Inheritance charts the forgotten life of Mary Davies, born in London during the Great Plague of 1665, and the fate of the land that she inherited as a baby. This estate would determine the course of a tragic life. Hollis restores this history of child brides, mad heiresses, religious controversy and shady dealing. The drama culminated in a court case that determined not just the state of Mary's legacy but the future of London itself. Today, Mary's inheritance is some of the most valuable real estate in the world.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Leo Hollis is the author of two acclaimed history books: The Phoenix, and Stones of London, and the international bestseller, Cities are Good for You. He has written for the New Statesman, Guardian, Financial Times. He lives in London.

商品規格

書名 / Inheritance: The Lost History of Mary Davies: A Story of Property, Marriage and Madness
作者 / Leo Hollis
簡介 / Inheritance: The Lost History of Mary Davies: A Story of Property, Marriage and Madness:,Thereclaimedhistoryofawomanwhosetragiclifetellsastoryofmadness,forced
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781786079954
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781786079954
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 23.6X15.2X3.0CM
重量(g) / 544.3
尺寸 / 23.6X15.2X3.0CM
頁數 / 304
裝訂 / H:精裝
級別 / N:無
語言 / 3:英文

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