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Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process.

Author: Anne Somerset

Publisher: Castle Books Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000115656377

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process. A few even became royal mistresses, such as the rapacious Lady Castlemaine who amassed a fortune and flaunted her hold over King Charles I. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, including the diaries of such shrewd onlookers as Lady Cowper and Fanny Burney, bestselling author Anne Somerset provides a guide to the character, profligate or pious, of each court. This lively combination of entertaining anecdote and searching analysis is social history at its most colorful. .,."provides a wealth of juicy anecdotal material..."--"The New York Times"
2004 By Anne Somerset

Contained within the stories of the individual women is a consistently entertaining commentary on the manners, morals and shifting mentality of the royal, the rich, and the prominent throughout the centuries, resulting in social history at ...

Author: Anne Somerset

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529410679

Category: History

Page: 496

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'Provides a wealth of juicy anecdotal material about five centuries of court life' New York Times 'Naughty Knickers version of our island story' Daily Mail --------------------------------------------- Ladies in Waiting chronicles the lives of famous and infamous ladies who served royalty, casting a fresh, intimate angle on four hundred years of monarchy. For centuries, the most beautiful, able and aristocratic women in England competed for positions at court. Some who came to serve were remarkable for their learning and exemplary virtue, but others were notable for promiscuity and lack of scruple, drawn to court by a lust for money and power. Several ladies-in-waiting became royal mistresses, showing few qualms about betraying the queen consorts they ostensibly served. If bedding the King was not an option open to all, many ladies came to court in hope of finding husbands, only to succumb to constant assaults on their virtue or to find themselves denied permission by their sovereign to marry. Drawing on an enormous variety of sources, Anne Somerset provides an illuminating guide to the character, profligate or pious, of each court. Contained within the stories of the individual women is a consistently entertaining commentary on the manners, morals and shifting mentality of the royal, the rich, and the prominent throughout the centuries, resulting in social history at its most enjoyable and vibrant.
2020-06-25 By Anne Somerset

This expanded edition includes a personal journal and study guide.

Author: Jackie Kendall

Publisher: Destiny Image Incorporated

ISBN: 0768423104

Category: Religion

Page: 442

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By studying the biblical character Ruth, women learn the characteristics that every woman of God should develop as well as how to become a lady of purity, faith, contentment, and patience, in order to pursue a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus. This expanded edition includes a personal journal and study guide.
2005-12-01 By Jackie Kendall

**International Bestseller****The Times (UK) Memoir of the Year****One of Newsweek's Most Anticipated Books of 2020** An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Lady Anne Glenconner--a close member of the royal circle ...

Author: Anne Glenconner

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0306846365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Lady Anne Glenconner--a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. As seen on Netflix's The Crown. Lady Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit. Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive the vipers of court life with her sense of humor intact. A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Lady Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident. Through it all, Lady Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, aristocrats, and celebrities. A unique insight into the royal family, Lady in Waiting is a witty, candid, dramatic, at times heart-breaking personal story capturing life in a golden cage for a woman with no inheritance.
2020-03-24 By Anne Glenconner

This multi-disciplinary collection of essays is the first cohesive attempt to integrate ladies-in-waiting into the master narrative of court studies.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004258396

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

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This multi-disciplinary collection of essays is the first cohesive attempt to integrate ladies-in-waiting into the master narrative of court studies. It provides evidence for the multitudinous ways in which ‘women above stairs’ influenced the politics and culture of their times.
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Author: Emma Wildes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101514566

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Click here for Emma Wildes' brand-new novella, available as an exclusive eBook! Lady Cecily Francis is resigned to become the wife of Lord Drury, the man she suspects her sister is pining for. But upon her first scandalous encounter with the exotic Earl of Augustine-the American whom everyone is whispering about- Cecily is intrigued by the possibility of a more exciting life. If only she could contrive some way to marry the unconventional earl instead.... Around town he's known as Earl Savage. Although he inherited his title legitimately-and, with it, responsibility for his three half sisters-Augustine is half American and part Iroquois. He can't wait to settle his father's estate, marry his sisters off, and return to his native soil. Until charming Lady Cecily has him considering a prolonged stay in England...
2011-05-03 By Emma Wildes

Author: Michele Palermo

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 0573632901

Category: Weddings

Page: 50

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1991 By Michele Palermo

Jackie Kendall, best-selling author of Lady in Waiting, and Dede Kendall have written this book specifically to prepare the hearts of young girls for a continual relationship with their heavenly Father.

Author: Jackie Kendall

Publisher: New Hope Pub

ISBN: 1596692650

Category: Religion

Page: 127

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Every fairy tale has a moment when the prince finally dances with the leading lady. A little girl's devotion to God is to be that of a princess dancing with her Prince. Lady in Waiting for Little Girls is a mother-daughter mentoring book that is to be enjoyed together. Jackie Kendall, best-selling author of Lady in Waiting, and Dede Kendall have written this book specifically to prepare the hearts of young girls for a continual relationship with their heavenly Father.
2009 By Jackie Kendall

“But all the girls are the same nowadays,”—and he puffed his pipe dis consolately; ... If I ever met a nice, unsuccessful-but-not-depressed sort of girl, ...

Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066066741

Category: Fiction

Page: 129

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"Ladies-in-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
2020-12-08 By Kate Douglas Wiggin

... and we are just ladies-in-waiting." 'You mean this is forever?" "That's what I am told." He gazed into the distance, as if trying to find some memory ...

Author: Jinx Drda

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463400033

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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THE WOMAM WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT IF..... Women have been waiting for many years to be elected President. In the book "Ladies in Waiting", Brooke Dawson finally breaks the glass ceiling to be elected President in 2020,, OR IS IT JUST A DREAM??
2011-05-01 By Jinx Drda

“Those pretty boys were females?” Catherine asked, baffled. “Certs, and then the gallant dressed his page as a girl to sneak him into the lady's estate, ...

Author: Laura L. Sullivan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547581293

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 328

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In the seventeenth-century court of England's King Charles II, three young ladies-in-waiting discover a palace teeming with love, intrigue, and treachery.

... and metamorphosed to make “Tommy,” deciding after a look at the passenger list that it was Thomasina, and that the girl must be Miss Thomasina Tucker, ...

Author: Kate Wiggin

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785041785857

Category: Fiction

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2019-07-02 By Kate Wiggin

A guide and devotional for women reveals how to enhance their personal lives and enrich their spiritual journeys in order to ultimately foster deeper and more meaningful relationships with both God and loved ones.

Author: Jackie Kendall

Publisher: Destiny Image Incorporated

ISBN: 0768403979

Category: RELIGION

Page: 240

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A guide and devotional for women reveals how to enhance their personal lives and enrich their spiritual journeys in order to ultimately foster deeper and more meaningful relationships with both God and loved ones.
2014-04-15 By Jackie Kendall

This graphic novel, written and drawn by two of Spain’s most sophisticated comics creators, examines its legacy as one of the first paintings to explore the relationship among the viewer, reality, and unreality. (It guest stars Cano, ...

Author: Santiago Garcia

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781683960126

Category: Art

Page: 192

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In 1656, Diego Velázquez, leading figure in the Spanish Golden Age of painting, created one of the most enigmatic works in the history of art: Las Meninas (The Ladies-in-Waiting). This graphic novel, written and drawn by two of Spain’s most sophisticated comics creators, examines its legacy as one of the first paintings to explore the relationship among the viewer, reality, and unreality. (It guest stars Cano, Salvador Dalí, Zurbarán, and many others.) Olivares’s art moves from clear line to expressionistic; from pen nib to brush stokes; from one color palette to another, as The Ladies-in-Waiting uses fiction to explore the ties among artists and patrons, the past and the present, institutions and audiences, creators and creativity. Their combined efforts have garnered not only international comics prizes, but the equivalent of the National Book Award in Spain, where the book has been a commercial and critical sensation.
2017-05-24 By Santiago Garcia

Ladies In Waiting - "Sis Fix Your Crown" speaks to the Lady-in-waiting, a catchall term for a woman who serves a female royal "You". The Ladies In Waiting may be single, in a relationship or married. Why married?

Author: Varenda Williams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1667199099

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

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Ladies In Waiting - "Sis Fix Your Crown" speaks to the Lady-in-waiting, a catchall term for a woman who serves a female royal "You". The Ladies In Waiting may be single, in a relationship or married. Why married? Though the Queen is married she could very well be waiting for her husband to "see" her as the Queen.
2021-03-24 By Varenda Williams

“Well, in that case,” she said, evidently pleased with my answer, “would you like to be one of my Ladies in Waiting?” The invitation couldn't have come at a ...

Author: Anne Glenconner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306846359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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Discover untold secrets with this extraordinary memoir of drama and tragedy by Anne Glenconner—a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit. Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive court life with her sense of humor intact. A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident. Through it all, Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, aristocrats, and celebrities. With unprecedented insight into the royal family, Lady in Waiting is a witty, candid, dramatic, at times heart-breaking personal story capturing life in a golden cage for a woman with no inheritance. New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller The Sunday Times Bestseller The Globe and Mail Bestseller ABA Indie Bestseller The Times (UK) Memoir of the Year One of Newsweek's Most Anticipated Books of 2020
2020-03-24 By Anne Glenconner

Author: Dulcie M. Ashdown

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000003216889

Category: Great Britain

Page: 212

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Some of the ladies and gentlemen required to attend had very little to do unless asked to perform a specific service, but to wait on the Queen in her ...

Author: Anne Herries

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459225121

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In the heated summer of Elizabeth I's reign Her hopes of marriage dashed by scandal, the crown under constant threat, Queen Elizabeth I takes a young, spirited woman into her close court circle. On her way to being presented at court, Catherine Moor fights back with spirit when she is attacked in a teeming London street. Tales of Cat's adventure reach the queen, who—impressed with the young woman's lively mind—claims her as a lady of the bedchamber. Alert against plots that threaten to overthrow the crown, Cat realizes everyone is suspect. Even the flatteringly attentive Sir Nicholas Grantly, a seductive rogue, has secrets to hide beneath his charming exterior…. The Elizabethan Season Glory and tragedy, love and betrayal in the age of Elizabeth
2011-12-15 By Anne Herries

Adrienne Lewis rents workspace for her crafts business, but when the old Victorian mansion's owner discovers sinister paintings of beautiful women, Adrienne faces an unexpected confrontation with evil

Author: R. R. Walters

Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc

ISBN: 0812527003

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Adrienne Lewis rents workspace for her crafts business, but when the old Victorian mansion's owner discovers sinister paintings of beautiful women, Adrienne faces an unexpected confrontation with evil
1986-09-01 By R. R. Walters

Ladies In Waiting - "Sis Fix Your Crown" speaks to the Lady-in-waiting, a catchall term for a woman who serves a female royal "You". The Ladies In Waiting may be single, in a relationship or married. Why married?

Author: Tamara Carson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1667159240

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

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Ladies In Waiting - "Sis Fix Your Crown" speaks to the Lady-in-waiting, a catchall term for a woman who serves a female royal "You". The Ladies In Waiting may be single, in a relationship or married. Why married? Though the Queen is married she could very well be waiting for her husband to "see" her as the Queen.
2021-03-23 By Tamara Carson

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