Book Review: Kings of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon (Four Stars)

Book Review: Kings of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon (Four Stars)

Far from the media-managed, publicity friendly machine that is modern celebrity, where spin doctors and PR gurus ensure that the crowned heads of Europe are never less than squeaky clean; more than two centuries ago, there was really no such thing as too much or too far.

Biographies of the four Hanoverian kings who ruled the United Kingdom for a century and a half. Each worse than then one before. Sadly poor, crazy George III seems to have been the best of the lot. Talk about a low bar.

Though he abhorred the idea of marriage to Caroline the prince was a realist and, perhaps more importantly, a spoiled brat.

Serious history, footnotes and all, told in a breathless tabloid style.

[Charles] Fox told him, ‘I always thought your father the greatest liar in England, but now I see that you are.’

1 thought on “Book Review: Kings of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon (Four Stars)

  1. Remember this from 8th grade history. Era of marrying close relatives. More crazy monarchs. Love the line about “too much, too far”. Thanks for the historical reminder.

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