The Countess

The Countess

The Scandalous Life of Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey 1753–1821

Hardback384pp Illustrated230x156mm

9781445656267     Product Code: 508736


One of the great beauties of Georgian society, Frances Villiers was clever, witty, charming – and vilified for her affairs, including one with the Prince Regent that enraged the country and threatened the monarchy. Through the letters of those who knew her, this first-ever biography pieces together the truth about her scandalous adventures, and dispels many of the myths that have surrounded her, to produce an intimate portrait of a life lived in defiance of convention.

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