The Resource The dead Duke, his secret wife and the missing corpse, Piu Marie Eatwell

The dead Duke, his secret wife and the missing corpse, Piu Marie Eatwell

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The dead Duke, his secret wife and the missing corpse
Title
The dead Duke, his secret wife and the missing corpse
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Piu Marie Eatwell
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Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In 1897 an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the - now dead - Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. And her children, therefore, were heirs to the Portland millions. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England
Summary
Follows the events surrounding an accusation made in 1897 by an elderly widow, who asked the court to exhume the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce, under the suspicion that he'd led a double life as the wealthy and eccentric Fifth Duke of Portland
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10440406
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NOV
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Eatwell, Piu Marie
Dewey number
345.42/026330264
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Portland, William John Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Trials (Fraud)
Target audience
adult
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an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue
Label
The dead Duke, his secret wife and the missing corpse, Piu Marie Eatwell
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781781856109
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The dead Duke, his secret wife and the missing corpse, Piu Marie Eatwell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781781856109
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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