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Kings Mistress, Queens Servant The Life and Times of Henrietta

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Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. Described by Swift as a consummate courtier who packed away her 'private virtues...like cloaths in a chest', by Pope as 'so very reasonable, so unmov'd', and by the world at large as 'the Swiss' (due to her apparent neutrality), she remains as fascinating and perplexing today as she was for her contemporaries.Orphaned at the age of twelve after her mother died and her father was killed in a duel, and dragged into ...

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Kings Mistress, Queens Servant The Life and Times of Henrietta
2008, Pimlico, London

ISBN-13: 9781844138357

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