Life in the Georgian Court by Catherine Curzon

By Catherine Curzon

As the glittering Hanoverian court docket provides start to the English Georgian period, a golden age of royalty dawns in Europe. homes upward push and fall, births, marriages and scandals swap the process heritage and in France, Revolution stalks the land.

Peep in the back of the shutters of the opulent courtroom of the doomed Bourbons, the absolutist powerhouse of Romanov Russia and the epoch-defining kinfolk whose kings gave their identify to the period, the home of Hanover.

Behind the pomp and rite have been women and men born into worlds of substantial privilege, but underneath the powdered wigs and gowns of nation have been actual humans dwelling lives of romance, tragedy, intrigue and eccentricity.

Take a trip into the non-public lives of very public figures and examine of prepared marriages that grew to become to like or hate and scandals that rocked well mannered society. right here the previous spouse of a king spends 3 many years in lonely captivity, Prinny makes scandalous eyes on the toast of the London level and Marie Antoinette starts off her final, negative trip via Paris as her son sits by myself in a forgotten felony cell.

Life within the Georgian court docket is a privileged peek into the glamorous, tragic and iconic courts of the Georgian international, the place even a king might take not anything for granted.

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