The Days of Duchess Anne: Life in the Household of the Duchess of Hamilton, 1656-1716

Synopsis

In this fascinating and meticulously researched book, Rosalind K. Marshall recreates life in one of the most splendid Scottish houses of the seventeenth century. It contains a mass of detail about all aspects of the Duchess's life: what she did, read and wore; how much she paid her servants, where she educated her children; what the family bought, ate, drank; and how they entertained. It provides the most comprehensive picture available of aristocratic life in Scotland at the time.