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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 l ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Ballantine Books (first published February 10th 2004)
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Kathy
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Diane Heath
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
a disappointment.
Nina Moore
Apr 17, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-read
A bit boring, to be honest. Cool sisters though, for their time
Lily Silver
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, and helpful for anyone wanting to know the specifics of life in 18th Century Ireland. Very informative for historical research.
Carmen Booz
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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