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Author Bailey, Catherine, author.

Title Black diamonds : the downfall of an aristocratic dynasty and the fifty years that changed England.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, c2007.


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 Eureka Non-Fiction  929.20942 Bai    ---  Available
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary From the New York Times Fans of Downton Abbey When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England, valued at more than 3 billion of today's money--a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people who worked either in the family's coal mines or on their expansive estate. The earl also left behind four sons, and the family line seemed assured. But was it? As Bailey retraces the Fitzwilliam family history, she uncovers a legacy riddled with bitter feuds, scandals (including Peter Fitzwilliam's ill-fated affair with American heiress Kick Kennedy), and civil unrest as the conflict between the coal industry and its miners came to a head. Once again, Bailey has written an irresistible and brilliant narrative history.
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Subject Fitzwilliam family.
Wentworth Woodhouse (England) -- History.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Yorkshire -- Biography.
Coal mines and mining -- Social aspects -- England -- Yorkshire -- History -- 20th century.
Social conflict -- England -- Yorkshire -- History -- 20th century.
Yorkshire (England) -- Biography.
Yorkshire (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628.
ISBN 9780143126843

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