By Janice Hadlow
The impressive, deliciously dramatic, and finally heartbreaking tale of King George III’s radical pursuit of happiness in his deepest existence 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 americans received their independence and as "the mad king," yet in Janice Hadlow’s groundbreaking and exciting 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 devoted to his spouse, nor to his mistresses. either hated their very own sons. And, total, their little ones have been offended, jealous, and disaffected schemers, whose palace shenanigans kick off Hadlow's juicy narrative and in addition made their lives unsatisfied ones.
Pained via his formative years amid this merciless and feuding kinfolk, George got here to the throne desiring to be a brand new type of king—a strength for ethical strong. And to be that new type of king, he needed to be a brand new form of guy. opposed to his irresistibly lousy family members background—of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal—George fervently pursued an intensive household dream: he might have a devoted marriage and lift loving, knowledgeable, and resilient children.
The fight of King George—along together with his spouse, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children—to pursue a keenness for relations will shock historical past buffs and pleasure a extensive swath of biography readers and royal watchers.
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