George IV

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Penguin Books, Limited, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 851 pages
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'What was it about George IV that made private friends, as well as political adversaries, so quick to see the weaknesses of the man and to ignore his qualities? Fortunately, this excellent biography by Christopher Hibbert provides all the clues. Mr Hibbert has a sharp eye for the clash of character and the dramatic moment, and George IV, as Regent and King, provides a cornucopia of both...Never, never a dull moment. Read it.' J. H. Plumb, Observer

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Contents

Authors Note
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Childhood and Education 17621778
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Mrs Robinson and Mme von Hardenburg 17781782
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Copyright

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About the author (1976)

Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). His work The Destruction of Lord Raglan (1961) won a prize from the Royal Society of Literature. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

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