The Fortune Hunter

The Fortune Hunter

A German Prince in Regency England

eBook - 2011
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The two decades after Waterloo marked the great age of foreign fortune hunters in England. Each year brought a new influx of impecunious Continental noblemen to the world's richest country, and the more brides they carried off, the more alarmed society became. The most colourful of these men was Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785-1871), remembered today as Germany's finest landscape gardener. In the mid-1820s, however, his efforts to turn his estate into a magnificent park came close t ...
Publisher: Luton : Andrews UK, 2011
ISBN: 9781908493286
Characteristics: 1 online resource (258 pages)


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