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Aristocratic splendour

money & the world of Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester

by D. P. Mortlock

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Published by Sutton in Stroud .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leicester, Thomas Coke, -- Earl of, -- d. 1759.,
  • Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Norfolk -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Norfolk -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementD.P. Mortlock.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 280 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19715023M
    ISBN 10075094370X
    ISBN 109780750943703

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