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Author Bailey, Catherine, 1960-

Title Black diamonds: the downfall of an aristocratic dynasty and the fifty years that changed England [Hoopla electronic resource] / Catherine Bailey.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 13 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Gareth Armstrong.
Summary Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England's aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail that Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times bestseller The Secret Rooms, Black Diamonds provides a compelling chronicle of the Fitzwilliam coal-mining dynasty and their breathtaking Wentworth estate, the largest private home in England.When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England, valued at more than three billion dollars in 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, and civil unrest, as the conflict between the coal industry and its miners came to a head.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Fitzwilliam family.
Wentworth Woodhouse (England) -- History.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Yorkshire -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Coal mines and mining -- Social aspects -- England -- Yorkshire -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Social conflict -- England -- Yorkshire -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Yorkshire (England) -- Biography.
Yorkshire (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Added Author Armstrong, Gareth.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781494525972 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1494525976 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11248965
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