Beauty and Chivalry : The Duchess of Richmond's Ball, Brussels 1815
Brussels, June 1815. The Duke of Wellington was marshalling the Allied forces in readiness to fight Napoleon, who had escaped from Elba in February. The many British living in the city at the time were enjoying cricket matches, race-meetings and picnics despite the threat of war. On the fifteenth, the ambitious Charlotte, Duchess of Richmond, held what was to become the most famous Ball in history. Published to coincide with the Waterloo bicentenary, the book recounts the experiences of those at the ball, and the surprising coincidence that Wellington's despatch was presented to the Prince Regent at another ball, six momentous days later.
- Paperback | 58 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
- 02 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- colour illustrations