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Queens of Georgian Britain #2020

Queens of Georgian Britain Once upon a time there were four kings called George who thanks to a quirk of fate ruled Great Britain for over a century Hailing from Germany these occasionally mad bad and infamous sovereigns pr

  • Title: Queens of Georgian Britain
  • Author: Catherine Curzon
  • ISBN: 9781473858527
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Queens of Georgian Britain By Catherine Curzon, Once upon a time there were four kings called George who, thanks to a quirk of fate, ruled Great Britain for over a century Hailing from Germany, these occasionally mad, bad and infamous sovereigns presided over a land in turmoil Yet what of the remarkable women who were crowned alongside them From the forgotten princess locked in a tower to an illustrious regent, a devOnce upon a time there were four kings called George who, thanks to a quirk of fate, ruled Great Britain for over a century Hailing from Germany, these occasionally mad, bad and infamous sovereigns presided over a land in turmoil Yet what of the remarkable women who were crowned alongside them From the forgotten princess locked in a tower to an illustrious regent, a devoted consort and a notorious party girl, the queens of Georgian Britain lived lives of scandal, romance and turbulent drama Whether dipping into politics or carousing on the shores of Italy, Caroline of Ansbach, Charlotte of Mecklenburg Strelitz and Caroline of Brunswick refused to fade into the background Queens of Georgian Britain offers a chance to step back in time and meet the women who ruled alongside the Georgian monarchs, not forgetting Sophia Dorothea of Celle, the passionate princess who never made it as far as the throne From lonely childhoods to glittering palaces, via family feuds, smallpox, strapping soldiers and plenty of scheming, these are the queens who shaped an era.

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    1. Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of this book through NetGalley.This was a well written, informative and engaging mini biography of four Queens of Georgian Britain Prior to reading this, I didn t know much about Georgian England, except that there were a lot of kings named George, but this showed an extremely fascination snapshot of the royal household across this period I particularly liked how each Queen was contrasted with her predecessor, as well as the King Georges I found t [...]

    2. I very much enjoyed this but I am unsure if the format was for me I think I would of preferred it to have covered less women and therefore been able to go into detail The light skimming occasionally made it a little confusing not helped by the habit of eighteenth century monarchs having irritatingly similar or just downright identical names I did however appreciate how much this book was obviously researched, as shown through the inclusion of footnotes and an extensive biography As someone stud [...]

    3. This book brings together the four queen consorts of Georgian Britain Well, one actually never was queen, but she fits in the with the rest quite nicely.As too often is the case with biographies or historical non fiction I was afraid that it would read like one of those history school books Luckily that worry was quickly forgotten I did not find it dry or stuffy Instead, the stories of these queens are well told and I flew through the pages, feeling like I was getting to know them The author doe [...]

    4. An amusing and entertaining read.Four queens are covered here so a lot of skimming of their lives is done A pretty good read none the less.

    5. Queens of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon is a book that history enthusiasts will love Those who do not wholeheartedly embrace history should also enjoy this book, in part because of the writing style and the format of the book itself.I m a Medievalist at heart, but Georgian Britain is an era I enjoy studying, and it s difficult to find books on this subject at bookstores in the US As a result, I was thrilled when presented with the opportunity to read Queens of Georgian Britain I have neve [...]

    6. A biographical collective on the popular history of four Georgian Queens, and a refreshing break from the frequently covered Tudors Plantagenets This also works as a companion to Catherine Curzon s previous collective Kings of Georgian Britain , together making an easily digested entertaining introduction to these lesser known figures This one covers Sophia Dorothea of Celle, Caroline of Ansbach, Charlotte of Mecklenburg Strelitz, Caroline of Brunswick, all of whom have been unfairly forced to [...]

    7. This book was sent to me by Pen and Sword Books in exchange for an honest review.Queens of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon ticks several significant boxes for me Georgian English history, queens and a book containing several biographies of fascinating women.I was also drawn to this book because I live in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg Strelitz, the wife of George III She s the lady on the cover Although the biographies of Charlotte of Mecklenburg Str [...]

    8. The Georgian era of Britain lasted for several generations, and for each King George there was a queen, either wanted or unwanted, by his side.What I especially loved about this nonfiction work was the lighthearted tone in which it was written An abundance of information is given about each queen or in one case, one who might have been queen but it isn t done in a dry, overwhelming way.Each queen is given her own section We learn of her childhood, the politics of her day, whether she had an impa [...]

    9. This chatty biography of the wives of the Georgian kings of Britain will appeal to the reader interested in an intimate glimpse into these women s personal lives A sort of Vasari s lives of the queens, each chapter is relatively short which frankly helps to keep track of which George, Sophia or Caroline is contemporary From the bed chamber to the council chamber, from Hanover to Italy and back to England, Curzon gives as a close in view of the queens, their families and the courtiers who surroun [...]

    10. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I thoroughly enjoyed this historical nonfiction look at Georgian Britain In my experience, I have not found a lot of literature about this field, and the consorts of the Georges Not dry at all, and I will probably return to this book again in the future.

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