Liveright

9781631491238

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The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse

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Review of ‘The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse’

The stupendously wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a very weird obsession: building underground. At his order, tunnels, a ballroom, a church and a vast network of chambers were constructed underneath his estate at Welbeck Abbey in England. It might also be said he lived an underground life, avoiding human contact whenever possible. He communicated…

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