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Daughters of Ireland: the Rebellious Kingsborough Sisters and the Making of a Modern Nation

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They were known as the Ascendancy, the dashing aristocratic elite that controlled Irish politics and society at the end of the eighteenth century—and at their pinnacle stood Caroline and Robert King, Lord and Lady Kingsborough of Mitchelstown Castle. Heirs to ancient estates and a vast fortune, Lord and Lady Kingsborough appeared to be blessed with everything but marital ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published February 10th 2004 by Ballantine Books
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Kathy
Aug 10, 2013 Kathy rated it it was ok
There was a tremendous amount of information regarding the conditions of Ireland during the early years of Irish rebellion. All of this I found very interesting. The story about the King Family and it's lineage, at times, became tedious reading for me.
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Aug 15, 2012 Lily Silver rated it really liked it
Very interesting, and helpful for anyone wanting to know the specifics of life in 18th Century Ireland. Very informative for historical research.
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Well written, factual. If you are interested in the divisions of Ireland thru the women on that Country, this is a great source!
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A bit boring, to be honest. Cool sisters though, for their time
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Janet Margaret Todd is a Welsh-born academic and a well-respected author of many books on women in literature. Todd was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Florida, where she undertook a doctorate on the poet John Clare.
She is currently the Herbert JC Grierson Professor of English Literature at the University of Aberdeen. On 1 September 2008, Professor Todd took up the post of P
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