Silk & Sons
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From Club Member Meredith McFadden : this is the history of an unusual Aubrey family, and the first of a trilogy.
Herbert Aubrey IV of Clehonger, married Lord Harcourt’s daughter Arabella. She was getting past a marriageable age. Her father was considered to be Queen Anne’s favourite Lord Chancellor, so it was quite a catch. Lord Harcourt was a clever lawyer, and a powerful and influential politician. He is said to have entertained Queen Anne at his Cokethorpe estate. (Now a leading school in Oxfordshire.) George I sacked him, but he survived and grew even richer. As for Herbert and Arabella, all he demanded from them, was their complete obedience to him – and a brood of grandsons. And did they? Produce grandsons? Eventually, yes. In the end, much hinged on whether a son would survive to inherit the Aubreys’ estates. Silk & Sons reveals what happened.
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