A Royal Affair: George III and his Troublesome Siblings

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Random House, Dec 7, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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The young George III was a poignant figure, humdrum on the surface yet turbulent beneath: hiding his own passions, he tried hard to be a father to his siblings and his nation. This intimate, fast-moving book tells their intertwined stories. His sisters were doomed to marry foreign princes and leave home forever; his brothers had no role and too much time on their hands - a recipe for disaster.

At the heart of Tillyard's story is Caroline Mathilde, who married the mad Christian of Denmark in her teens, but fell in love with the royal doctor Struensee: a terrible fate awaited them, despite George's agonized negotiations. At the same time he faced his tumultuous American colonies. And at every step a feverish press pounced on the gossip, fostering a new national passion - a heated mix of celebrity and sex.

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A good basic overview of George III's siblings. - Goodreads
Well researched, well-written. - Goodreads
I've read this writer before, and enjoyed her. - Goodreads

Review: A Royal Affair: George III and His Scandalous Siblings

User Review  - Ellena Downes - Goodreads

It never ceases to surprise me how much scandal there was in high society. The British Royal family have had their fair share and could give the current generation a run for it's money. This was an ... Read full review

Review: A Royal Affair: George III and His Scandalous Siblings

User Review  - Bonnie - Goodreads

Well-written and quite interesting, but not as compelling as the movie, "A Royal Affair," directed by Nikolaj Arcel and starring Mads Mikkelsen, which was terrific. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Stella Tillyard has been described by Simon Schama as 'a phenomenally gifted writer'. Her books include Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox,1740-1832; Citizen Lord: Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-1798, and most recently Tides of War. She has lived in the USA and Italy and now lives in London.

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