Entitled: A Critical History of the British Aristocracy (Hardback)
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Entitled: A Critical History of the British Aristocracy (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 07/09/2017
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A polemical history of the British ruling class and how they ended up owning our nation. The full, shocking story of the British aristocracy, from Anglo-Saxon times until the present day. Exploring the extraordinary and sometimes pernicious social and political dominance enjoyed by the British aristocracy over centuries, Entitled seeks to explain how a tiny number of noble families rose to such a position in the first place and reveals the often nefarious means they have employed to maintain their wealth, power and prestige. It examines the greed, ambition, jealousy and rivalry which drove local barons to compete with one another and aristocratic families to guard their inheritance with phenomenal determination. In telling their history, it introduces a cast of extraordinary characters: fierce warriors, rakish dandies, political dilettantes, charming eccentrics, arrogant snobs and criminals who got away with murder. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Entitled tells a riveting story of arrogance, corruption and greed, the defining characteristic of the British ruling class.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857523167
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"You can't deal with today's injustices without knowing how we got here in the first place. If this parade of arrogant, snobbish and greedy toffs doesn't get you to demand change, nothing will. This is fascinating, authoritative and radical history at its best. It lays bare the politics of jealousy and the sense of entitlement that has meant so few have owned so much and lorded it over so many for so long. The duke of Westminster won't want you to read it, which is why you should." -- Owen Jones
"A proudly partisan history of the British aristocracy - which scores some shrewd hits against the upper class themselves, and the nostalgia of the rest of us for their less endearing eccentricities. A great antidote to Downton Abbey." -- Mary Beard
"A riveting, insightful, gripping and horrifying account of how the UK aristocracy gained and maintained power right up to today." -- Charlie Falconer
"Forget celebrity infidelity and drug abuse. Here is one of our greatest scandals - our class-ridden society. That's what should be exercising the Daily Mail." -- Helena Kennedy
"Entitled is an energetic and engaging response to Whig historians in the tradition of Marxist historians. It is annoying and readable in equal measure." -- Jacob Rees-Mogg
"Chris Bryant gives us a lively reminder of why we should "put not our trust in Princes" - or other landed knaves whose main achievement was to be born" -- Neil Kinnock

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