Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III

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A&C Black, Mar 11, 2012 - History - 536 pages
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In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of 'Mad' King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser takes us into the heart of the British Royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions.

Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely well-educated women: Princess Royal, the eldest, constantly at odds with her mother; home-loving, family-minded Augusta; plump Elizabeth, a gifted amateur artist; Mary the bland beauty of the family; Sophia, emotional and prone to take refuge in illness; and Amelia, 'the most turbulent and tempestuous of all the princesses.' Never before has the historical searchlight been turned with such sympathy and acuity on George III and his family.
 

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User Review  - briandrewz - LibraryThing

A wonderful biography of King George III's many daughters. This book takes a look at the lives of a most unfortunate group of princesses. The ladies were subject to their parents' moods and fancies ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

The “madness of King George” has been fodder for plays, movies and numerous books, but the fate of his fifteen children is rarely discussed. FIFTEEN children. This is a well-written, well-documented ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1734
Early Days
1740
Growing
1758
The Younger Ones
16
Adolescence
Brothers and Sisters
Fear
Despond
Breaking
Emancipation
Daughters in Distress
Princesses at Large
Royal Queenly Dowager
Elizabeth The Largesse of a Landgravine
Augusta A Princess for All Seasons
Sophia The Little Gypsy

In Spirits
Agitation
Outcry
Passion
Mary Last of the Line
Family Tree
Copyright

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