King George II and Queen Caroline

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Sutton Pub., 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 230 pages
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This biography of the last king to lead British troups into baffle and his able wife provides intriquing insight into 18th century war and politics.Often derided as the buffoon who "hated all boets and bainters", George II was fortunate to be served by Prime Ministers Sir Robert Walpole and William Pitt, and was wise enough to leave the business of government to them. His wife, generally regarded as the ablest of British queens between Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, used her influence in politics and patronage so that she and Walpole effectively ruled the kingdom between them. Her death in 1737 was seen as a national calamity. Illustrated throughout, this new biography provides a much-needed reevaluation of these monarchs and the times in which they ruled.

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Prince George Augustus
3
Princess Caroline
11
Young Hanover brave
18
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He is an historian specializing in British and European royalty.

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