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Summary: Chronicles the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. She was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. She was a vibrant beauty and celebrity of her time. Georgiana is trapped in an unhappy marrital triangle with her husband and his live-in mistress. She falls passionately in love with Earl Grey, an ambitious young politician, and the affair causes a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DUC

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DUC RATED PG-13

Foreman, Amanda

Summary: Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GEORGIANNA FOR

Foreman, Amanda

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2000

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 DEV

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Foreman, Amanda

Summary: Traces the life of eighteenth-century British aristocrat Lady Georgiana Spencer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GEO

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Summary: They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2000

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Fo

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Livingstone, Natalie

Summary: "For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits the Cliveden estate. Overlooking the Thames, the mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 LIV

Summary: Worshipped as a national savior, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson masterminded the naval victories that thwarted Napoleon's plans to invade Britain. Yet, in the midst of public adulation, rumors swirled about his private life. Nelson took a friend's wife as a mistress and even fathered a child by her in secret. Seen through the eyes of four people close to him: his wife, who feels bitter and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV I

Thompson, Laura

Summary: "The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 THO

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WEI

Summary: The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOL

Weir, Alison.

Summary: Recounts one of the love stories of medieval England. This is a tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: W.F. Howes 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SWYNFORD, KATHERINE WEI

Summary: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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Devonshire, Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish

Summary: Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood in the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DEVONSHIRE, DEBORAH VIVIEN MIT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MITFORD MIT

Svenson, Sally E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dog Ear Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 SVE

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Packard, Jerrold M.

Summary: Packard closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off more for political advantage than for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother to the throne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B VICTORIA PAC

Summary: The passionate and forbidden romance between the insane Danish King, the royal physician, and the young but strong-willed Queen leads to a revolution that changes an entire nation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ROY
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ROY

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ROY

Garwood, Haley Elizabeth.

Summary: This is a tale of a warrior, Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I of England and granddaughter of William the Conqueeror.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Writers Block 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FAN GARWO

Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)

Summary: The 1800 presidential election, the last great contest of the founding period, was so convulsive and so momentous for American democracy that Jefferson would later dub it "America's second revolution." America's first true presidential campaign gave birth to our two-party system and etched the lines of partisanship that have shaped American politics ever since. The contest featured two of our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.973 LAR

Whitaker, Katie

Contents: The Lucases of St. John's -- Childhood ambitions, 1623-1642 -- The coming of war, 1642 -- A lady at court, 1643-1645 -- The marquess and the queen, 1645 -- Parisian wife, 1646-1648 -- Dutch scholar, 1648-1651 -- Poet and petitioner, 1651-1653 -- Writer in exile, 1653-1655 -- Satirist and storyteller, 1655-1658 -- Restoration, 1658-1662 -- Revisions and controversies, 1663-1667 -- The talk of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NEWCASTLE, MARGARET CAVENDISH WHI

Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)

Summary: A retelling of the presidential election campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson describes the fierce rivalry that was called "America's Second Revolution" and reveals the pivotal roles played by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 324.973 LAR