counter create hit The Georgian Princesses - Download Free eBook
Hot Best Seller

The Georgian Princesses

Availability: Ready to download

A chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era. From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, 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 colourful personalities came and went - George A chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era. From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, 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 colourful personalities came and went - George I's ill-fated wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle who was imprisoned for adultery for over 30 years until her death; the equally tragic Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and sister of George III who married an incipient schizophrenic, saw her lover put to death, was divorced and imprisoned, released after pressure from her brother, only to die of typhoid or scarlet fever aged just 23; George IV's notorious consort , his cousin Caroline of Brunswick, who danced naked on tables and was refused access to his coronation; and their daughter Charlotte, whose death in childbirth in 1817 necessitated the hasty marriages of several of her middle-aged uncles in a desperate race to provide a legal heir to the throne.


Compare

A chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era. From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, 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 colourful personalities came and went - George A chronological account of the princesses and consort Queens of the Georgian era. From Sophia who died shortly before she would have become Queen as heir to Queen Anne, 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 colourful personalities came and went - George I's ill-fated wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle who was imprisoned for adultery for over 30 years until her death; the equally tragic Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and sister of George III who married an incipient schizophrenic, saw her lover put to death, was divorced and imprisoned, released after pressure from her brother, only to die of typhoid or scarlet fever aged just 23; George IV's notorious consort , his cousin Caroline of Brunswick, who danced naked on tables and was refused access to his coronation; and their daughter Charlotte, whose death in childbirth in 1817 necessitated the hasty marriages of several of her middle-aged uncles in a desperate race to provide a legal heir to the throne.

30 review for The Georgian Princesses

  1. 4 out of 5

    A.L. Butcher

    An interesting and moving book about the princesses of the Georgian period, from the elderly Electress of Hanover who was the heir of Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Being a princess was often a lonely life, oft married to cousins and in some cases totally unsuitable consorts in order to gain political allies many had sad and unfortunate lives, sickness, often made worse by the union of cousins multiple miscarriages and in some cases imprisonment or banishment. Even worse for some was the lot of t An interesting and moving book about the princesses of the Georgian period, from the elderly Electress of Hanover who was the heir of Queen Anne to Queen Victoria. Being a princess was often a lonely life, oft married to cousins and in some cases totally unsuitable consorts in order to gain political allies many had sad and unfortunate lives, sickness, often made worse by the union of cousins multiple miscarriages and in some cases imprisonment or banishment. Even worse for some was the lot of the spinster sisters and daughters who were lonely, put upon and sad. Well written with a good background for the princesses, sympathetic but not overly so and a fascinating insight into the royal women of the period as opposed to the more common books about the kings and princes. A good read for anyone interested in British royal history or the history of women.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Emily Ross

    This was an interesting and informative read. However it was incredibly dry, and it jumped topics quite a bit, which made it difficult to follow.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Nimmo

    Interesting, but largely misnamed; it is more focused on the Georgian queens Enjoyable but really more about Electress Sophia and the various wives of the Kings and their heirs; the girls growing up as princesses in the Georgian world are really skimmed over.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mairead

    Enjoyable, informative

  5. 5 out of 5

    Vincent Solomeno

    John Van der Kiste delivers once again in this monograph detailing the lives of Georgian princesses in early nineteenth century Great Britain.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Liza

    This book talks about the princesses and queens of Hanover in Europe. I came to find that the chapters talk about everything else except the main subject. For example, I want to read about Charlotte Princess of Wales but I find myself reading about everyone else expect her. it intertwines everything and makes it rather long and boring. i found this book incredibly tedious. I only finished it because I am trying to read as many books as possible for this Goodreads challenge. Other than that, this This book talks about the princesses and queens of Hanover in Europe. I came to find that the chapters talk about everything else except the main subject. For example, I want to read about Charlotte Princess of Wales but I find myself reading about everyone else expect her. it intertwines everything and makes it rather long and boring. i found this book incredibly tedious. I only finished it because I am trying to read as many books as possible for this Goodreads challenge. Other than that, this book is useless. I can actually find all these information on Wikipedia and its not as boring as this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    victoria Norton

    This book was full of detail and very informative but also a dry read. There were some continuity errors and also a few grammatical errors. I was disappointed that the kindle version only had location markers and no outrage markers and also there was no X-Ray facility which due to the nature of the book would have been helpful to save constant searching to help with referring back

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carole P. Roman

    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. Interesting back story on the way they were manipulated, married off and forced into the background to waste their lives in a "Georgian Nunnery". 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. Interesting back story on the way they were manipulated, married off and forced into the background to waste their lives in a "Georgian Nunnery".

  9. 4 out of 5

    Pam Shelton-Anderson

    My main interest in British history is from Anglo-Saxon to 1603, so I did not know a lot about this period. I learned a great deal and this book was very pleasant to read. It was quite informative, well written and I enjoyed it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    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. 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.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    An enjoyable read about the mainly spinster daughters of george III

  12. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    I wish there was some better way to distinguish the princesses. So many of the same name. It needed a dramatis personae!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brandwijn D

  14. 5 out of 5

    Miss C Vella

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Smith

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Hutcheson

  17. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jane Whitehead

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amber

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elong

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Dellinger

  24. 4 out of 5

    Megan Mcconnell

  25. 5 out of 5

    Anna Cunningham

  26. 5 out of 5

    Maxwell Hoffmann

  27. 5 out of 5

    Iris Robertson-blackmoor

  28. 5 out of 5

    Patricia M Billings

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Christian

  30. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa Cundy-Cooper

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.