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    David Miller(Author)

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The Duchess of Richmond's Ball, held in Brussels on 15 June 1815, is one of history's most famous social events, but its full story has never before been told - where it was held, who was invited, who and what took place there - all is revealed in this book.

The author: (Location: Newton Abbot, Devon) has written over 50 books and encountered the Ball when researching for his previous Spellmount book, Lady De Lancey at Waterloo. Discovering many unanswered questions, he decided that the Duchess of Richmond and her Ball deserved a book of their own, and this is it.

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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • David Miller(Author)
  • Spellmount (1 Nov. 2004)
  • English
  • 6
  • History

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  • By Rosemary Morris on 10 October 2013

    Prior to the Battle of Waterloo many people from the British Isles had settled in Brussels, where the cost of living was cheaper than at home. The army of occupation, including British regiments, under the command of Prince William of Orange, known as Silly Billy, was unpopular with Roman Catholics who favoured French rule.David Miller's book examines the situation in Belgium, features prominent historical people, describes romances and presents Brussels from March to June 1814.Chapter VII is titled Invitations to the Ball. The following chapters list and describe Continental Guests, English Civilian Guests, English Officers of the Royal Navy, Diplomatic Corps and Retired Army, The English Military Guests, The Location of the Ball and The Ball amongst other subjects."The rumours of Napoleon's advance introduced an air of foreboding from the start, but when these were confirmed just after 11 pm by the arrival of a mud-splattered messenger, everything came to a halt as the young men bid adieu to their weeping partners and galloped off into the night to join their regiments.""The book is the outcome of many years of research b David Miller."Although this book is out of print it is well-worth reading.

  • By Thomas Tobias on 30 January 2017

    brilliant book, however I don't see why it should cost so much!


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