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Title GEORGIAN HEROINE : the intriguing life of rachel charlotte williams biggs.
Author MAJOR, JOANNE. MURDEN, SARAH.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : PEN & SWORD HISTORY, 2017.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Rachel Charlotte Williams Biggs lived an incredible life, one which proved that fact is often much stranger than fiction. As a young woman she endured a tortured existence at the hands of a male tormentor, but emerged from that to reinvent herself as a playwright and author; a political pamphleteer and a spy, working for the British Government and later singlehandedly organising George III s jubilee celebrations. Trapped in France during the revolutionary years of 1792-95, she published an anonymous account of her adventures. However, was everything as it seemed? The extraordinary Rachel Biggs lived life upon her own terms in an age when it was a man's world, using politicians as her mouthpiece in the Houses of Parliament and corresponding with the greatest men of the day. Throughout it all though, she held on to the ideal of her one youthful true love, a man who abandoned her to her fate and spent his entire adult life in India. Who was this amazing lady? In A Georgian Heroine: the intriguing life of Rachel Charlotte Williams Biggs, we delve into her life to reveal her accomplishments and lay bare Rachel Biggs continued re-invention of herself. This is the bizarre but true story of an astounding woman persevering in a man's world."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Love, Loss and Abduction -- ch. 2 Freemasonry, Theatres and Friends in High Places -- ch. 3 Debauchery at Peterborough House -- ch. 4 Neath, of all Places! -- ch. 5 Residence in France -- ch. 6 Return to England -- ch. 7 Female Politician -- ch. 8 Royal Jubilee -- ch. 9 New Life in Bristol -- ch. 10 Espionage in France -- ch. 11 Love Rekindled.
Subject Biggs, Charlotte, -1827.
Biggs, Charlotte, -1827. (OCoLC)fst01808172
Revolution (France : 1789-1799) (OCoLC)fst01354514
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
France -- Social life and customs -- 1789-1815.
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820 -- Biography.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
1760-1820
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
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