A revealing portrait of one of the most glamorous, influential, and torious members of the Spencer family Intelligent, attractive, and born into wealth, Harriet Spencer, ancestor of Princess Diana, married Frederick, Viscount Duncann, at the age of nineteen. But it was her affair with Lord Granville Leveson Gower that resulted in the birth of two children and all but consumed Harriet s life. The first comprehensive biography of Lady Harriet Spencer, Privilege & Scandal gives readers an inside look at the British aristocracy during the decadent eighteenth century, while bringing one of the era s most intriguing women to life.
Janet Gleeson studied English and art history at Nottingham University. She is the author of The Arcanum, a #1 Sunday Times bestseller in the U.K., and The Moneymaker, which was published in the United States as The Millionaire. She lives in Dorset with her husband, three children, and two dogs. From the Hardcover edition.