This is the story of four 18th-century sisters, Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox, great-grandchildren of Charles II, whose extraordinary lives spanned the period 1740-1832. Caroline eloped with an ambitious politician, Henry Fox; her son, Charles James Fox, was the most famous opposition politician of his century. Emily first married the senior peer of Ireland, but after having 19 children she scandalized society by marrying their humble Scottish tutor. Louisa and Sarah led equally tumultuous lives. Underlying the drama of the Lennox sisters is a story of everyday life. Thousands of letters, scores of pictures, many reproduced in the book, diaries and household accounts show how the Lennox sisters lived their lives both practically and emotionally. They write about love, about marriage, politics, books, scandals, food, clothes, pregnancy and childbirth. The author also wrote "The Impact of Modernism".