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 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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