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  • ISBN: 0094654905
  • Author: Mark Bence-Jones
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Europe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Constable; 1st edition (January 19, 1987)
  • Pages: 327 pages
  • ePUB size: 1155 kb
  • FB2 size 1411 kb
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Mark Bence-Jones (Author). Old land owning families of Ireland, collectively know as the Ascendancy, lost their lifestyle in the 1870's and this is the story of how they survived long term.

Mark Bence-Jones (Author).

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Twilight of the ascendancy. The old land-owning families of Ireland, known collectively as the Ascendancy long after they had ceased to be in the ascendant, lost most of their political power towards the end of the 1870s, the same time as their economic foundations began to be sapped by agrarian unrest. Author:Bence-Jones, Mr Mark. Book Binding:Hardback. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know! Read full description. See details and exclusions. Twilight of the Ascendancy by Mark Bence-Jones (Hardback, 1987). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Mark Adayre Bence-Jones (29 May 1930 – 12 April 2010) was a British writer, noted mainly for his books on Irish architecture, the British aristocracy and the British Raj. He regarded himself as being both Irish and English, seeing no contradiction in these statements of nationality. Bence-Jones was the son of Colonel Philip Reginald Bence-Jones who was the head of an engineering school in Lahore, India. His mother was half French and half English and had been brought up in Alexandria, Egypt.

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The old land-owning families of Ireland, known collectively as the Ascendancy long after they had ceased to be in the ascendant, lost most of their political power towards the end of the 1870s, the same time as their economic foundations began to be sapped by agrarian unrest. For them the hundred years that followed was a twilight period; yet despite the shortage of money and the break-up of their ancestral homes and estates, not to mention two World Wars and the Irish Troubles, they still managed to enjoy life. This book is a highly entertaining chronicle of the Ascendancy's twilight years; a chronicle rich in anecdote with memorable scenes in fast-moving narrative. The mood is constantly changing from comedy to tragedy and back again. Country houses are seen in all the glory of a royal visit; they are seen burning during the Troubles and Civil War; they are seen in the last stages of dry rot, inhabited by a solitary old lady who keeps body and soul together by selling off the contents of her drawing room. A hundred years of the Ascendancy world, from the Victorian heyday of the Viceregal Court at Dublin Castle to the 1960s when Dior and dogs' dinners went hand in hand, is portrayed in fascinating detail - the world of George Moore, Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen and Molly Keane. Most of these writers feature in "Twilight of the Ascendancy", along with a host of other characters, serious, eccentric, pleasure-loving, tragic, ranging from the philanthropic Horace Plunkett to the rider, yachtsman and pioneer motorist Sir Hercules Langrishe; from Lord Castletown who was a Druid and believed in fairies to Lady Fingall who on hunting mornings used to sit in her bath wearing her top hat and veil. They may have been 'a doomed aristocracy', as the novelist George A. Birmingham called them; but they were, in the words of Yeats - who appears more than once in this book -'no petty people'.
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