Ladies in Waiting

From the Tudors to the Present Day

Author: Anne Somerset

Publisher: Castle Books Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

View: 417

Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process. A few even became royal mistresses, such as the rapacious Lady Castlemaine who amassed a fortune and flaunted her hold over King Charles I. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, including the diaries of such shrewd onlookers as Lady Cowper and Fanny Burney, bestselling author Anne Somerset provides a guide to the character, profligate or pious, of each court. This lively combination of entertaining anecdote and searching analysis is social history at its most colorful. .,."provides a wealth of juicy anecdotal material..."--"The New York Times"

The New Lady in Waiting

Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right

Author: Jackie Kendall

Publisher: Destiny Image Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: RELIGION

Page: 240

View: 220

A guide and devotional for women reveals how to enhance their personal lives and enrich their spiritual journeys in order to ultimately foster deeper and more meaningful relationships with both God and loved ones.

Lady In Waiting

My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Author: Anne Glenconner

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 758

An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Lady Anne Glenconner--a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. As seen on Netflix's The Crown. Lady Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit. Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive the vipers of court life with her sense of humor intact. A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Lady Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, unfaithful Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident. Through it all, Lady Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, including visiting the White House, and developing the Caribbean island of Mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, aristocrats, and celebrities. A unique insight into the royal family, Lady in Waiting is a witty, candid, dramatic, at times heart-breaking personal story capturing life in a golden cage for a woman with no inheritance.

The Politics of Female Households

Ladies-in-waiting across Early Modern Europe

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

View: 777

This multi-disciplinary collection of essays is the first cohesive attempt to integrate ladies-in-waiting into the master narrative of court studies. It provides evidence for the multitudinous ways in which ‘women above stairs’ influenced the politics and culture of their times.

Ladies in Waiting

a history of court life from the Tudors to the present day

Author: Anne Somerset

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 534

'Provides a wealth of juicy anecdotal material about five centuries of court life' New York Times 'Naughty Knickers version of our island story' Daily Mail --------------------------------------------- Ladies in Waiting chronicles the lives of famous and infamous ladies who served royalty, casting a fresh, intimate angle on four hundred years of monarchy. For centuries, the most beautiful, able and aristocratic women in England competed for positions at court. Some who came to serve were remarkable for their learning and exemplary virtue, but others were notable for promiscuity and lack of scruple, drawn to court by a lust for money and power. Several ladies-in-waiting became royal mistresses, showing few qualms about betraying the queen consorts they ostensibly served. If bedding the King was not an option open to all, many ladies came to court in hope of finding husbands, only to succumb to constant assaults on their virtue or to find themselves denied permission by their sovereign to marry. Drawing on an enormous variety of sources, Anne Somerset provides an illuminating guide to the character, profligate or pious, of each court. Contained within the stories of the individual women is a consistently entertaining commentary on the manners, morals and shifting mentality of the royal, the rich, and the prominent throughout the centuries, resulting in social history at its most enjoyable and vibrant.

The Ladies-in-Waiting

Author: Santiago Garcia

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 962

In 1656, Diego Velázquez, leading figure in the Spanish Golden Age of painting, created one of the most enigmatic works in the history of art: Las Meninas (The Ladies-in-Waiting). This graphic novel, written and drawn by two of Spain’s most sophisticated comics creators, examines its legacy as one of the first paintings to explore the relationship among the viewer, reality, and unreality. (It guest stars Cano, Salvador Dalí, Zurbarán, and many others.) Olivares’s art moves from clear line to expressionistic; from pen nib to brush stokes; from one color palette to another, as The Ladies-in-Waiting uses fiction to explore the ties among artists and patrons, the past and the present, institutions and audiences, creators and creativity. Their combined efforts have garnered not only international comics prizes, but the equivalent of the National Book Award in Spain, where the book has been a commercial and critical sensation.

Lady in Waiting

Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right

Author: Jackie Kendall

Publisher: Destiny Image Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 442

View: 184

By studying the biblical character Ruth, women learn the characteristics that every woman of God should develop as well as how to become a lady of purity, faith, contentment, and patience, in order to pursue a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus. This expanded edition includes a personal journal and study guide.

Ladies in Waiting

Author: R. R. Walters

Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 141

Adrienne Lewis rents workspace for her crafts business, but when the old Victorian mansion's owner discovers sinister paintings of beautiful women, Adrienne faces an unexpected confrontation with evil

Ladies In Waiting

Author: Varenda Williams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 375

Ladies In Waiting - "Sis Fix Your Crown" speaks to the Lady-in-waiting, a catchall term for a woman who serves a female royal "You". The Ladies In Waiting may be single, in a relationship or married. Why married? Though the Queen is married she could very well be waiting for her husband to "see" her as the Queen.

Lady In Waiting: Four Historical Romances

Author: Vanessa Carvo

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 669

Off To The Scruffy Silver Miner - A pregnant widow is taken by a crotchety old matchmaker to a silver miner in Nevada, but when she meets him she’s rather taken aback by his scruffy appearance and drunken habits. And, she doesn’t know how he’ll take the news of her pregnancy. Waiting For a Kiss at Sunset - An English woman used to make her living by performing at music halls in Kansas city, and by taking on a sponsor or too. That is, until she decided to clean up her act and become a mail order bride to a Colorado silver miner. The Animal Lover & The Texas Cowboy With A Withered Arm - A woman is sent to a Texas cowboy by her parents, and finds herself rapidly at odds when she finds out he doesn’t like cats because of something that happened to him as a child. The English Woman Who Loved Cats - A woman from Liverpool with an enormous talent for painting and a huge love of cats decides to go to Bakersfield California and become the wife of a farmer, even though she is very young.

The Young Lady in Waiting

Developing the Heart of a Princess

Author: Jackie Kendall

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 105

View: 329

Waiting for the right man? If you are like most young ladies, you are waiting for the right man, the right career, the right time to become who they are truly meant to be. But God wants you to become the right young lady. He wants to gently mold your willing heart into the lovely young lady He wants you to be. The Lord wants you to become a young lady with a soft heart toward God; devotion and love toward Him; peace in God s plan for you; patience as He prepares your future; purity of heart in every way. It is true that becoming the right young lady is the best first step of becoming a woman who is truly happy and fulfilled.

One Whisper Away

Ladies in Waiting

Author: Emma Wildes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 492

Click here for Emma Wildes' brand-new novella, available as an exclusive eBook! Lady Cecily Francis is resigned to become the wife of Lord Drury, the man she suspects her sister is pining for. But upon her first scandalous encounter with the exotic Earl of Augustine-the American whom everyone is whispering about- Cecily is intrigued by the possibility of a more exciting life. If only she could contrive some way to marry the unconventional earl instead.... Around town he's known as Earl Savage. Although he inherited his title legitimately-and, with it, responsibility for his three half sisters-Augustine is half American and part Iroquois. He can't wait to settle his father's estate, marry his sisters off, and return to his native soil. Until charming Lady Cecily has him considering a prolonged stay in England...

Ladies in Waiting

A Play in One Act

Author: Michele Palermo

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Weddings

Page: 50

View: 892

Ladies-in-waiting

Author: Dulcie M. Ashdown

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page: 212

View: 646

Ladies In Waiting

Sis, Fix Your Crown

Author: Tamara Carson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 583

Ladies In Waiting - "Sis Fix Your Crown" speaks to the Lady-in-waiting, a catchall term for a woman who serves a female royal "You". The Ladies In Waiting may be single, in a relationship or married. Why married? Though the Queen is married she could very well be waiting for her husband to "see" her as the Queen.

Ladies-in-waiting

Author: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Authors, American

Page: 322

View: 502

Lady in Waiting

Author: Kathryn Caskie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 128

Good heavens-I've gotten myself into a scrape! Mere weeks ago, I was simply Jenny Penny, a lady's maid, a lord's illegitimate daughter, and a lover of fine frocks. But my credit at the shops of Bath has been cut off, and I am forced to sell my homemade facial cream at night, without my employers' knowledge. Who knew it would become the sensation of the ton? That society ladies would apply it to a most intimate part of their body? Or that rumor would spread that "tingle cream" was created by a highborn woman named Lady Eros? If that were not enough, my mistresses-the matchmaking Featherton sisters-have made me their new project. By passing me off as Lady Genevieve, they mean to see me wed to Callum Campbell, Lord Argyll. I cannot fault their taste. His sable-dark eyes and his devastatingly wicked smile thrill me. Now I am Lady Genevieve by day and Lady Eros by night. And I blush to think of what will happen when Callum and society discover that, in truth, I am neither. (92,000 words)