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Catherine Bailey

Black Diamonds

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From the New York Times' bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families. 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. 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, 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.

  • Catherine Bailey
  • ISBN-13: 9780698182950
  • Publication date: 12/30/2014
  • Pages: 544