Read My Heart: a love story in England's age of revolution

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The remarkable story of Sir William Temple and Dorothy Osborne's life together offers a rare glimpse into the heart and spirit of one of the most turbulent and intriguing eras in British history.
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display_description When Sir William Temple (1628–1699) and Dorothy Osborne (1627–1695) began their passionate love affair, civil war was raging in Britain, and their families-parliamentarians and royalists, respectively-did everything to keep them apart. Yet the couple went on to enjoy a marriage and a sophisticated partnership unique in its times. Surviving the political chaos of the era, the Black Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the deaths of all their nine children, William and Dorothy made a life together for more than forty years.Drawing upon extensive research and the Temples' own extraordinary writings-including Dorothy's dazzling letters, one of the glories of English literature-Jane Dunn gives us an utterly captivating dual biography, the first to examine Dorothy's life as an intellectual equal to her diplomat husband. While she has been known to posterity as the very symbol of upper-class, seventeenth-century domestic English life, Dunn makes clear that she was a woman of great complexity, of passion and brilliance, noteworthy far beyond her role as a wife and mother. The remarkable story of William and Dorothy's life together-illuminated here by the author's insight and her vivid sense of place and time-offers a rare glimpse into the heart and spirit of one of the most turbulent and intriguing eras in British history.
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subject_facet Gentry -- England -- History -- 17th century, Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 17th century, Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography, Statesmen's spouses -- Great Britain -- Biography, Women -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
title_display Read My Heart
title_full Read My Heart A Love Story in England's Age of Revolution, Read my heart [electronic resource] : a love story in England's age of revolution / Jane Dunn
title_short Read My Heart
title_sub a love story in England's age of revolution
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