The Unruly Queen: The Life of Queen Caroline

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University of California Press, 1997 - 537 Seiten
00 Flora Fraser gives us the fascinating story of a mismatched Prince and Princess of Wales, married in 1795 and separated less than a year later. George III arranged the marriage of his niece Caroline of Brunswick to his son George. Their disastrous, and probably bigamous, marriage (George having earlier privately married a Catholic widow), had profound political consequences culminating in the trial of Caroline for adultery. Caroline's place in history has generally been limited to that of persecuted wife but Fraser, with access to previously unavailable documents, provides a complex portrait of a spirited woman who refused to be victimized. Flora Fraser gives us the fascinating story of a mismatched Prince and Princess of Wales, married in 1795 and separated less than a year later. George III arranged the marriage of his niece Caroline of Brunswick to his son George. Their disastrous, and probably bigamous, marriage (George having earlier privately married a Catholic widow), had profound political consequences culminating in the trial of Caroline for adultery. Caroline's place in history has generally been limited to that of persecuted wife but Fraser, with access to previously unavailable documents, provides a complex portrait of a spirited woman who refused to be victimized.

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Nutzerbericht  - EricCostello - LibraryThing

Biography of the consort of George IV, who, like her husband, had a rather troubled and turbulent life. The biography is generally, though not exclusively, sympathetic to Caroline, and quite ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

To be honest, I wouldn't select Caroline of Brunswick to be my best friend. Still, the literal trial she faced from an adulterous husband who had the gall to accuse her of adultery after making her ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Über den Autor (1997)

Flora Fraser, daughter of the biographer Antonia Fraser and granddaughter of the biographer Elizabeth Longford, is the author of Emma, Lady Hamilton (1987). She lives in London.

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