Mar 22, Jerome rated it really liked it A well-written and evenhanded biography of George III, with an emphasis on his personal life. The narrative seems a bit drawn out at times.
In addition to covering the personal lives of several generations of the royal family, the book is filled with thought-provoking information about and reflections on the culture and attitudes of the time, including the differentiated roles of the sexes not a good time to be an intelligent independent woman and the changing views of marriage love or practical alliance?
As an American it was fascinating to read about the various ways the American Revolution looked to and affected George III, British politicians, the general population of Britain, and the French.
Thoroughly researched, well organized, accessibly written, and unrelentingly interesting. The heart of the story is the attempt by George III to be a model family man as well as monarch.
He The string of Georges in the eighteenth century have always seemed like a wedge of Germanic pumpernickel between the glamorous Stuarts and the tartan tinged domesticity of Queen Victoria. George is determined to break the pattern, and this book is a compelling account of how his noble experiment foundered.
Charlotte was a German princess so poor that she had no spare dress to send to London as a pattern, with the result that all her wedding clothes were too big. But the real revelation of the book is Charlotte, an intelligent woman who must have longed for her husband to take a mistress as she struggled through fifteen pregnancies.
This book is long, but never boring. A must read for anyone interested in royalty, the eighteenth century or the intricate warp and weft of family disfunction across the generations.George III's medical records show that the king was given medicine based on gentian. This plant, with its deep blue flowers, is still used today as a mild tonic, but may turn the urine blue.
A well-written and evenhanded biography of George III, with an emphasis on his personal life. Hibbert does a great job fleshing out the pain of the king’s eventual mental illness and its effect on the queen, as well as his thoughtful and selfless approach to public service, as well as his fairness /5.
Jan 05, · A ROYAL EXPERIMENT: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF KING GEORGE III By Janice Hadlow Henry Holt, $40, pages In this massively detailed royal biography it seems unfortunate and even unlikely that it takes. Productions of The Madness of George III live or die by their star, and Gatiss delivers a tour de force.
This is a viscerally repulsive depiction of the gap between public and private life. Historical analysis of George III's life has gone through a "kaleidoscope of changing and a massive volunteer movement arose to defend England against the French.
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Nov 15, · George III was the son of Frederick Louis, prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. From his parents and their entourage, the young George imbibed an unreasonable dislike of his grandfather, King George II, and of all his policies.
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