- Review: The Verneys by Adrian Tinniswood | Books | The Guardian
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Ralph's son Jack went to Syria and made a fortune. Cousin Dick was hanged at Tyburn.
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Jack's brother Edmund married a girl who was rich, beautiful and deeply in love with him and within months of the marriage, she lost her mind. This was an extremely impressive book.
Review: The Verneys by Adrian Tinniswood | Books | The Guardian
The author made copious use of the letters and other documents from the Verney family, but also supplemented that with extensive research into social aspects of Absorbing chronicle of a prominent 17th-century English family. None but Princes Perfect Empress of My Heart.
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A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England
With characteristic aplomb, British architectural historian Tinniswood By Permission of Heaven, , etc. The remarkable story of one English family during the tumultuous seventeenth century, as revealed through their original letters and documents, which paint an extraordinarily accurate and detailed picture of life in England, Europe, and even the American colonies.
The Verney family's centuries-long practice of saving every piece of paper that came into their possession-amassing some , pages of family and estate letters and documents-resulted in the largest and most complete private collection of seventeenth-century correspondence in the Western world to date. Given exclusive access to these documents, Tinniswood draws a sweeping portrait of the Verneys and the world among Buckinghamshire gentry in which they lived.
In vivid detail Tinniswood introduces us to generations of the family: