By Janice Hadlow
The astonishing, 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 americans gained 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 country he governed. yet this was once faraway from the one 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 likewise made their lives unsatisfied ones.
Pained through his early life amid this merciless and feuding relations, George got here to the throne meaning to be a brand new type of king—a strength for ethical sturdy. And to be that new form of king, he needed to be a brand new type of guy. opposed to his irresistibly lousy relatives background—of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal—George fervently pursued an intensive family dream: he could have a loyal marriage and lift loving, proficient, and resilient children.
The fight of King George—along together with his spouse, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children—to pursue a fondness for family members will shock background buffs and enjoyment a vast swath of biography readers and royal watchers.
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