The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England

The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England

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By (author) Adrian Tinniswood

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  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Format: Paperback | 569 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 34mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2008
  • ISBN 10: 1594483094
  • ISBN 13: 9781594483097
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,863,559

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?A lively, almost novelistic account of an aristocratic family?(The New Yorker) drawn from an unprecedented number of personal papers.The Verneys had a country estate, a seat in Parliament, and an astonishing habit: for four centuries generations of the family saved every piece of correspondence that came into their possession. The result is the largest private collection of letters and documents in the world?an extraordinary foundation for Adrian Tinniswood?s family chronicle, one that ?breathes life into the turbulent history of an entire century? (Ross King, author of Brunelleschi?s Dome).

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Adrian Tinniswood is the author of His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren and Visions of Power: Ambition and Architecture from Ancient Times to the Present. He is a respected author, lecturer, and broadcaster in Britain and the United States.