John Van der Kiste
- Title: The Georgian Princesses
- Author: John Van der Kiste
- ISBN: 9780750930512
- Page: 187
- Format: Paperback
A chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, to Adelaide, consort to William IV whose failure to provide an heir ensured the succession passed to his niece Queen Victoria During this period, an array of colourful personalities came and went GeorgeA chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, to Adelaide, consort to William IV whose failure to provide an heir ensured the succession passed to his niece Queen Victoria During this period, an array of colourful personalities came and went George I s ill fated wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle who was imprisoned for adultery for over 30 years until her death the equally tragic Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and sister of George III who married an incipient schizophrenic, saw her lover put to death, was divorced and imprisoned, released after pressure from her brother, only to die of typhoid or scarlet fever aged just 23 George IV s notorious consort, his cousin Caroline of Brunswick, who danced naked on tables and was refused access to his coronation and their daughter Charlotte, whose death in childbirth in 1817 necessitated the hasty marriages of several of her middle aged uncles in a desperate race to provide a legal heir to the throne.
Recent Comments "The Georgian Princesses"
This was an interesting and informative read. However it was incredibly dry, and it jumped topics quite a bit, which made it difficult to follow.
An interesting and moving book about the princesses of the Georgian period, from the elderly Electress of Hanover who was the heir of Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Being a princess was often a lonely life, oft married to cousins and in some cases totally unsuitable consorts in order to gain political allies many had sad and unfortunate lives, sickness, often made worse by the union of cousins multiple miscarriages and in some cases imprisonment or banishment. Even worse for some was the lot of t [...]
This book talks about the princesses and queens of Hanover in Europe. I came to find that the chapters talk about everything else except the main subject. For example, I want to read about Charlotte Princess of Wales but I find myself reading about everyone else expect her. it intertwines everything and makes it rather long and boring. i found this book incredibly tedious. I only finished it because I am trying to read as many books as possible for this challenge. Other than that, this book is [...]
This book was full of detail and very informative but also a dry read. There were some continuity errors and also a few grammatical errors. I was disappointed that the kindle version only had location markers and no outrage markers and also there was no X-Ray facility which due to the nature of the book would have been helpful to save constant searching to help with referring back
Great book that separates all the lovely Georgian princesses and puts faces to the names. I never knew their were so many of them, and if they were alive today, they would grace every magazine cover. Interesting back story on the way they were manipulated, married off and forced into the background to waste their lives in a "Georgian Nunnery".
My main interest in British history is from Anglo-Saxon to 1603, so I did not know a lot about this period. I learned a great deal and this book was very pleasant to read. It was quite informative, well written and I enjoyed it.
A must for anyone interested in the Georgian Monarchs, especially since women are much less documented in history. van der Kiste's books, as always, are well researched and informative.
An enjoyable read about the mainly spinster daughters of george III
I wish there was some better way to distinguish the princesses. So many of the same name. It needed a dramatis personae!
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