By Janice Hadlow
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"A masterpiece . . . . [T]his heartbreaking narrative of kinfolk disorder and royal sacrifice is an absolute page-turner." —Amanda Foreman, writer of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
"[A] attention-grabbing, story-filled account . . . . each one tale is a revelation." —Jenny Uglow, The Guardian
The impressive, deliciously dramatic, and eventually heartbreaking tale of King George III's radical pursuit of happiness in his inner most lifestyles with Queen Charlotte and their 15 children
In the united states, Britain's George III, the protagonist of A Royal scan, is called the king from whom american citizens received their independence and as "the mad king," yet in Janice Hadlow's groundbreaking and unique new biography, he's one other personality altogether—compelling and relatable.
He was once the 1st of Britain's 3 Hanoverian kings to be born in England, the 1st to spot as local of the kingdom he governed. yet this used to be faraway from the single distinction among him and his predecessors. Neither of the former Georges was once trustworthy to his spouse, nor to his mistresses. either hated their very own sons. And, total, their childrens have been offended, jealous, and disaffected schemers, whose palace shenanigans kick off Hadlow's juicy narrative and likewise made their lives unsatisfied ones.
Pained by means of his early life amid this merciless and feuding kinfolk, George got here to the throne intending to be a brand new type of king—a strength for ethical sturdy. And to be that new type of king, he needed to be a brand new form of guy. opposed to his irresistibly lousy kin background—of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal—George fervently pursued an intensive household dream: he may have a devoted marriage and lift loving, informed, and resilient children.
The fight of King George—along along with his spouse, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children—to pursue a keenness for family members will shock background buffs and enjoyment a vast swath of biography readers and royal watchers.
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A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George III by Janice Hadlow