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The Affair George III and eBook #219 acclaimed author of Aristocrats returns Affair George Epub #224 with a major new book that reveals the story of a regal family plagued by scandal and notoriety A Royal ePUB #192 and trapped by duty desire and the protocols of royaltyHistory remembers King George III of England as the mad monarch who lost America But as Royal Affair George PDF #203 a young man this poignant figure set aside his own passions in favor of a temperate life as guardian to both his siblings and his Royal Affair George III and PDF or country He would soon learn that Royal Affair George III and PDF or his prudently cultivated harmony would be challenged by the impetuous natures of. This is the epic tale of the children of Prince Frederick the unhappy unfairly ignored Prince of Wales especially George III Prince Edward Prince William Prince Henry and their beautiful tragic sister Caroline Matilda Tillyard s working narrative is that George III saw everything he did in terms of family relationships including his relationship to his subjects particularly the American colonists and had no mental ability to care about anything beyond the relationships of familial loyalty and duty and that due to him being tried so many times by his rebellious undutiful insane siblings you can t really blame him if he finally lost it when his children in the colonies rebelled as well While I don t believe that the fact that he thought of his rebellious colonists as members of his family and treated them accordingly was adeuately proved she seemed to run out of steam by the time the book actually got to the period of the American Revolution though with the epic story she had unfolded earlier I can t really blame her I do believe that it was shown that if this relationship was proved you could certainly see how he would be at the limit of his patience because indeed his siblings were rather a handful at times I do think that George III made it harder on himself by being such a stuck up stiff rumped prig thoughWhile each of the above four siblings puts him through some perceived humiliation Prince William and Prince Henry married unsuitable women without his permission with Prince Henry putting the Crown through a very expensive divorce trial for one of his mistresses before that Prince Edward ran with a very disreputable crowd and was often scornful of his somewhat slow ponderous older brother it was Caroline Matilda s story that took up the majority of the pages and with good reason She was married off by the age of 16 to her cousin the uestionably sane King Christian of Denmark and the ensuing tale is one fraught with all extremes of emotion and is gripping from start to finish I got very involved with the story of this woman who ended up by the way divorced and divested of power in exile in Hanoverian lands by the end of her life I was also very involved with the story of her lover a reformer named Johann Struensee who ruled the country for several years in control of both the king and the ueen and his attempts to break the absolute monarchy and drag the country kicking and screaming into the Enlightenment The only things I think that could have made this book better are I wish that she had broken up the book into fewer chapters There are only seven in all and it sometimes seems exhausting reading it when it wouldn t seem that way if she broke up the tales into episodic stories This didn t read as fast as Aristocrats did Also I wish that she hadn t made uite so many assumptions for the sake of turning a story the way she wanted it to go There are endless sentences of Tillyard saying so and so must have felt x thing when there is no evidence for that statement but what feeling the reader might impose upon this historical character It didn t bother me at first but after awhile it does make one doubt her narrative a little bit It doesn t make it a less gripping story it just makes it seem to have a bit less veracity Which is a shame from a book which is otherwise so incredibly well researched

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A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings

His sisters and brothers and by a changing world in which the very instituation of monarchy was under fire At the heart of Stella Tillyard's intimate and vivid account is King George's sister Caroline Mathilde Married against her will at fifteen to the ailing king of Denmark she broke all the rules by embarking on an affair with a radical young court doctor Their rash experiment in free living ended in imprisonment death and exile and almost led their two countries to war Around this tragedy are woven the stories of King George's scandalous brothers who suandered their time and titles partying and indulging in disastrous relationships that the gossip hungry press was all too delighted to re. It was a good idea but in the execution it becomes unsatisfactory Perhaps Tillyard originally wanted to write just about Caroline Mathilde but decided to include her three brothers and why so little about Augusta In the separate stories we lose the sense of chronology

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Port Historians have always been puzzled by George's refusal to give up on America which forced his government to drag out the Revolutionary War long after it was effectively lost Tillyard suggests that the king seeing the colonists as part of his family sought to control them in the same way he had attempted to rule his younger siblings In this brilliantly interpretive biography Stella Tillyard conjures up a Georgian world of dynastic marriages headstrong royals and radical new ideas A compelling story of private passions and public disgrace rebellion and exile A Royal Affair brings to life the dramatic events that served as a curtain raiser to the revolutions that convulsed two continents.. George III comes across as a middle class citizen in this book which echoes history s take on him His siblings were anything but normal which caused the family oriented George some major headaches Who knows perhaps it contributed to his later madness If he lived today the press would tear him apart for his family hiccups In fact George comes across as a decent man who preferred the average Brit over his Germanic speaking parents and cousins This is well written and keeps the reader involved with George and his historyBook Season Summer


10 thoughts on “A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings

  1. says:

    35 starsThis is a very interesting historical biography though weirdly conceived The subtitle should be read not as a description of George III’s siblings but a ualification on who the book is about and it's not George III despite the cover image Of the nine siblings the youngest Caroline Matilda gets than half of this book and for good

  2. says:

    This is the epic tale of the children of Prince Frederick the unhappy unfairly ignored Prince of Wales especially George III Prince Edward Prince William Prince Henry and their beautiful tragic sister Caroline Mati

  3. says:

    Although the book is ostensibly about King George III of England and his numerous siblings it is mostly about George and his youngest sister Caroline Matilda Tillyard follows their claustrophobic childhood and uneven educations until they were separated when George took the throne and Caroline Matilda was married to the unstable King of Denmark Christian VII Teenaged ueen Caroline Mathilde tried to be a good ueen but her husband was goin

  4. says:

    Even knowing that I won't be able to read this book in the next few days I'll be away for a conference I decided to start it in any caseIn the meantime some historical background George III of the United KingdomPage 28Caroline Mathilde was to become a formidable mixture of Plantagenet passion and her grandmother

  5. says:

    It was a good idea but in the execution it becomes unsatisfactory Perhaps Tillyard originally wanted to write just about Car

  6. says:

    George III was about as successful a father to his own breed of scandalous children as he was a surrogate father to his siblings and a symbolic father to the American colonists all of whom ended up rebelling against his attempts to rule  The author does not draw the obvious conclusions that one might think from this fact which helps make this book a little less enjoyable and insightful than it would otherwise be  As s

  7. says:

    A fascinating read laden with detail one of those history books that reads like a novel Tillyard's descriptive powers drew me in immediately The book as a whole dispenses with any real confrontation with the politics of the time and instead focuses on the personalities and domestic concerns of its chief characters detailing their love affairs peccadillos travels and yearningsTillyard's conception of George III as a fatherly patr

  8. says:

    I vaguely remember reading a book like thisbut if it's not on goodreads it didn't happenI wanted to like this book than I did It is like a recipe in which you like all the ingredients but you're not all that fond of the dish once it's prepared There is absolutely no reason for me not to love this book and wax poetic in my glowing r

  9. says:

    George III comes across as a middle class citizen in this book which echoes history's take on him His siblings were anything but normal which caused the family oriented George some major headaches Who knows perhaps it contributed to his later madness If he lived today the press would tear him apart for his family hiccups

  10. says:

    George III America's Last King Yale University Press 448 pages 35 adds much to our knowledge of the monarch and his reign I

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