From 1381 - when Sir John Cavendish, Lord Chief Justice of England, was killed during the Peasant’s Revolt - to 1906, when the Duke of Devonshire’s resignation brought down the Tory government: the family’s fortunes (and misfortunes) mirrored the life of the nation. The Devonshires is also the story of the huge support networks of servants and labour needed to sustain the supremacy of a family whose accumulated wealth, from the dissolution of the monasteries to the coming of the railways, saw them found ship ports, holiday resorts, scientific laboratories, stud farms and some of the most significant buildings in the land.
"did not sustain my interest"
Buster moved in with Roy Hattersley, former deputy leader of Britain's Labour Party, in December, 1995. Now "the most famous dog in Britain," he began to dictate these diaries soon after his arrival from the Animal Rescue. His principal interests are sniffing, putting his head in holes, and attempting to dominate his human companion from whom he is inseparable. He divides his time between London, Derbyshire, and any hotel that will have him.
"Don't miss this--"