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By Tim Clarke

one of many nice beauties of Georgian society, Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey, used to be a lady of large sort and spirit whose lifestyles revolved round her pleasures. smart and witty, her appeal was once mythical, incomes her the nickname within the modern press of 'The Enchantress'. She glittered in an aristocratic century.

However, she used to be additionally unprincipled and malevolent. After delivering her husband with an inheritor, she duly deserted the boring respectability of married existence for the whirl of the speedier set of society and a couple of high-profile and scandalous affairs. via her dating with the Prince Regent, she enraged the rustic and threatened the monarchy, blackening the prince's attractiveness for posterity.

Despite being demonised by way of historians and subjected to hearsay and fable, this can be the 1st biography ever written of her impressive and dramatic lifestyles. Tim Clarke skilfully items jointly the reality in regards to the Countess of Jersey, and dispels a few of the assumptions that, even within the maximum educational circles, proceed to enclose her to this present day, leaving us with a truly intimate portrait of a existence lived in defiance of social convention.

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