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A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George Iii

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Dimensions: L: 16.3cm x W: 4cm x H: 24cm

Product Code: 9780805096569

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The Times" Best Books of the Year "The Sunday Times" Best Books of the Year "The New Statesman" Book of the Year selection by Lucy Hughes-Hallett "BBC History Magazine" Book of the Year selection by Helen Rappaport "A masterpiece . . . . [T]his heartbreaking narrative of family dysfunction and royal sacrifice is an absolute page-turner." Amanda Foreman, author of "Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire""[A] fascinating, story-filled account . . . . Each story is a revelation." Jenny Uglow, "The Guardian"The surprising, deliciously dramatic, and ultimately heartbreaking story of King George III's radical pursuit of happiness in his private life with Queen Charlotte and their 15 childrenIn the U.S., Britain's George III, the protagonist of A Royal Experiment, is known as the king from whom Americans won their independence and as "the mad king," but in Janice Hadlow's groundbreaking and entertaining new biography, he is another character altogether compelling and relatable.He was the first of Britain's three Hanoverian kings to be born in England, the first to identify as native of the nation he ruled. But this was far from the only difference between him and his predecessors. Neither of the previous Georges was faithful to his wife, nor to his mistresses. Both hated their own sons. And, overall, their children were angry, jealous, and disaffected schemers, whose palace shenanigans kick off Hadlow's juicy narrative and also made their lives unhappy ones.Pained by his childhood amid this cruel and feuding family, George came to the throne aspiring to be a new kind of king a force for moral good. And to be that new kind of king, he had to be a new kind of man. Against his irresistibly awful family background of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal George fervently pursued a radical domestic dream: he would have a faithful marriage and raise loving, educated, and resilient children.The struggle of King George along with his wife, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children to pursue a passion for family will surprise history buffs and delight a broad swath of biography readers and royal watchers.
Book Title A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George Iii
ISBN 9780805096569
By Author(s) Janice Hadlow
Publisher Henry Holt & Company
Pages 704
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.3cm x 4cm x 24cm
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