George IV

The Rebel Who Would Be King
Product Number: EB00623118
Released: Nov 03, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250102799
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description

Hibbert delivers a superbly detailed picture of the life and times of George IV including his exorbitant spending on his homes, his clothes, and his women; his patronage of the arts; his 'illegal' marriage to Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, and lesser known facts such as his generous charity donations andhis witty one-liners, including one he uttered when he met his bride-to-be (Caroline of Brunswick) for the first time: 'Harris, I am not well, fetch me a brandy.' George IV was the son of George III (whowent insane and inspired 'The Madness of King George') and was the founder of the prestigiousKing's College in London.

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Author(s): Christopher Hibbert
Original Publish Date: Nov 03, 2015

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