The Princess and the Politicians

By: John Charmley

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ISBN
9780140289718
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
336
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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As a woman Princess Dorothea Lieven, wife to the Russian ambassador in London from 1812 to 1834, was debarred from having any formal power in the world of international diplomacy. But as mistress of, among others, Metternich, Lord Grey, the Duke of Wellington, the Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Palmerston and a favourite of George IV, she mixed sex with politics, using her intimate relationships with the great men of Europe to further Russia's aims. In a sweeping narrative moving from St Petersburg to London and Paris and back, 'The Princess and the Politicians' relates the riveting political history of Europe in the wake of the Napoleonic wars, and paints a portrait of a spirited, fascinating woman who sought to influence the destiny of nations by playing the men at their own game.
ISBN:
9780140289718
Publication Date:
25 / 09 / 2006
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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