Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2017

224 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations, 2 maps

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198754657

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Love, Madness, and Scandal

The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck

Johanna Luthman

  • The life of Frances Coke Villiers - the dramatic and inspiring biography of an aristocratic social rebel in seventeenth century England
  • The story of an exceptional woman's resistance to a world which demanded women to be obedient, silent, and chaste
  • A thrilling tale of love, sex, forced marriage, elopement, kidnapping, jail-break, high-speed chases, and royal fury
  • Set against a backdrop of high politics and religious passion at a tumultuous and crucially formative period in English history