The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret

The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret

Catherine Bailey


For enthusiasts of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is the captivating precise tale of relations secrets and techniques and aristocratic intrigue within the days earlier than WWI

After the 9th Duke of Rutland, one of many wealthiest males in Britain, died by myself in a cramped room within the servants’ quarters of Belvoir citadel on April 21, 1940, his son and inheritor ordered the room, which contained the Rutland kinfolk documents, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey turned the 1st historian given entry. What she came upon was once a secret: The Duke had painstakingly erased 3 classes of his lifestyles from all relatives records—but why? As Bailey uncovers the solutions, she additionally presents an intimate portrait of the very most sensible of British society within the turbulent days major as much as global warfare I.

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