3. Individual Biographies
DURANT, David N. Bess of Hardwick: portrait of an Elizabethan dynast. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1977 (Reprinted P. Owen Ltd. 1999)
PLOWDEN, Alison Mistress of Hardwick. London: BBC, 1972.
RAWSON, M. S Bess of Hardwick and her circle. London: Hutchinson, 1912.
LOVELL, Mary S Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth, Little, Brown, 2005
WILLIAMS, E. C Bess of Hardwick. London: Longmans, 1959.
BRADLEY, E. T Life of Arbella Stuart. 2 vols. London: Bentley, 1889.
DURANT, David N Arbella Stuart. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978.
GRISTWOOD, Sarah Arbella England’s Lost Queen. Bantam Press, 2003. Paperback 2004
KENNET, White A sermon preach’d at the funeral of the Right Noble William Duke of Devonshire ... with some memoirs of the family of Cavendish. London: 1708.
WILSON, G The Life of the Hon. Henry Cavendish. London: Cavendish Society, 1851.
MAXWELL, J. C. (Editor) The scientific papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S. 2 vols. Cambridge University Press, 1921.
BERRY, A. J Henry Cavendish: his life and scientific work. London: Hutchinson, 1960.
JUNGNICKEL, Christine & McCORMMACH, Russell Cavendish: The Experimental Life. Bucknell: Pennsylvania, 1999; revised ed. 2001 (Deals with Henry Cavendish the scientist and his father Lord Charles Cavendish.)
BROWN, P D and SCHWEIZER, K (Editors) The Devonshire Diary: William Cavendish, Fourth Duke of Devonshire, Memoranda on State of Affairs 1759-1762, London: Royal Historical Society, 1982.
ADAIR, R Sketch of the character of the late Duke of Devonshire. London, 1811. (5th Duke).
BESSBOROUGH, Earl of Georgiana. Extracts from the correspondence of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. London: John Murray, 1955.
FOSTER, Vere (Editor) The two Duchesses. London: Blackie, 1898
LEVESON GOWER, Iris The face without a frown: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. London: Muller, 1944.
CALDER- MARSHALL A The two Duchesses. London: Hutchinson, 1978.
MASTERS, Brian Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Hamish Hamilton, 1981. Reprinted by Allison & Busby, 1997.
FOREMAN, Amanda Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback 1999
FOREMAN, Amanda Georgiana’s World, The Illustrated Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, HarperCollins, 2001
Gleeson, Janet An Aristocratic Affair; The life of Georgiana's sister, Harriet Spencer, Countess of Bessborough, London, Bantam Press, 2006
Charles, Earl SPENCER The Spencer Family. Viking, 1999 (Chapter on Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire pp. 135-154)
FOSTER, E Children of the mist: a true and informal account of an eighteenth-century scandal. London: Hutchinson, 1960. (Deals mainly with Lady Elizabeth Foster).
STUART, D. M Dearest Bess: the life and times of Lady Elizabeth Foster afterwards Duchess of Devonshire. London: Methuen, 1955.
CHAPMAN, Caroline & DORMER, Jane Elizabeth & Georgiana. The Duke of Devonshire and his two Duchesses. London: John Murray, 2002. Paperback 2003.
NORMINGTON, Susan Lady Caroline Lamb: This Infernal Woman. London: House of Stratus, 2001.
A.W.C. A sketch of the life of the sixth Duke of Devonshire. 2nd ed. London: Privately printed, 1864.
MARKHAM, Violet Paxton and the Bachelor Duke. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1935. (6th Duke).
LEES-MILNE, James The Bachelor Duke: William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1790-1858. John Murray, 1991.
HOLLAND, B The life of Spencer Compton, 8th Duke of Devonshire. 2 vols. London: Longmans, 1911.
LEACH, H The Duke of Devonshire - a personal and political biography. London: Methuen, 1904. (8th Duke).
VANE, Henry Affair of State: A biography of the 8th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, London, Peter Owen, 2004.
JACKSON, Patrick The Last of the Whigs: A Political Biography of Lord Hartington, later Eighth Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908). Associated University Presses, 1994.
DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE Park Top, A Romance of the Turf. London: London Magazine Editions, 1976; paperback John Murray, 2000.
ANDREW DEVONSHIRE Accidents of Fortune, Michael Russell Publishing, 2004