Cover image for George III's children.
George III's children.
Van der Kiste, John.
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Publication Information:
Stroud : Sutton, 1999.

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xi, 204
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King George III and Queen Charlotte had 15 children, all but two surviving to maturity. The eldest, who became Prince Regent and King George IV, is today less remembered for his patronage of the arts than for his extravagance, and for the harsh treatment of his wife Caroline. As Commander-in-Chief of the British army, the administrative qualities of Frederick, Duke of York, are largely forgotten, whilst King William IV, usually dismissed as a figure of fun, brought a new affability to the monarchy which helped him through the storms engendered during the passage of the Great Reform Bill in 1832. The princesses, for many years victims of their parents' possessiveness, married only late in life, if at all, yet they have been disparaged as colourless nonentities.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prologue: King George III and Queen Charlottep. 1
1 'I never saw more lovely children'p. 9
2 'Fatherly admonitions'p. 19
3 'Sincerely do I love this good and worthy man'p. 35
4 'If you fall all must fall'p. 50
5 'More wretched than I can express'p. 65
6 'Do not grieve for me'p. 80
7 'Noble and generous intentions'p. 93
8 'John Bull is a very odd animal'p. 114
9 'Like some gorgeous bird of paradise'p. 127
10 'In short a medley of opposite qualities'p. 143
11 'An immense improvement on the last unforgiving animal'p. 157
12 Hanoverian Sunsetp. 168
Genealogical Tablesp. 188
King George III's Children and Grandchildrenp. 190
Reference Notesp. 192
Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 197