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Ein Glücksritter
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Ein Glücksritter

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The two decades after Waterloo marked the great age of foreign fortune hunters in England. Each year brought a new influx of impecunious Continental noblemen to the worldOCOs richest country, and the more brides they carried off, the more alarmed society became.The most colourful of these men was Prince Hermann von Pckler-Muskau (1785-1871), remembered today as GermanyOCOs finest landscape gardener. In the mid-1820s, however, his efforts to turn his estate into a magnificent park came close t...… (more)
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The Fortune Hunter: A German Prince in Regency England by Peter James Bowman

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Her mit den reichen Engländerinnen!
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The two decades after Waterloo marked the great age of foreign fortune hunters in England. Each year brought a new influx of impecunious Continental noblemen to the worldOCOs richest country, and the more brides they carried off, the more alarmed society became.The most colourful of these men was Prince Hermann von Pckler-Muskau (1785-1871), remembered today as GermanyOCOs finest landscape gardener. In the mid-1820s, however, his efforts to turn his estate into a magnificent park came close t...

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