The Georgian princesses

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Sutton Pub., Nov 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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A detailed, chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era, from Sophia (mother of George I) who died shortly before she would have become Queen, 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 colorful personalities came and went--George I's ill-fated wife, Sophia Dorothea of Celle, who was imprisoned for adultery. The equally tragic Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and sister of George III, who married an incipient schizophrenic, saw her lover put to death, and was divorced and imprisoned, released after pressure from her brother, only to die from typhoid or scarlet fever at 23. This book also looks at the life of the astute Caroline, consort of George II, who during the years of Robert Walpole's premiership was Queen regnant in all but name.

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User Review  - Carole Roman - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sally - Goodreads

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. Read full review

Contents

Sophia Dorothea Queens of Prussia
30
Her will was the sole spring
60
Easy civil and not disconcerted
87
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

He is an historian specializing in British and European royalty.