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A royal experiment : the private life of King George III, Janice Hadlow

Label
A royal experiment : the private life of King George III
Title
A royal experiment
Title remainder
the private life of King George III
Statement of responsibility
Janice Hadlow
Title variation
Private life of King George III
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The surprising, deliciously dramatic, and ultimately heartbreaking story of King George III's radical pursuit of happiness in his private life with Queen Charlotte and their 15 children. In the U.S., Britain's George III, the protagonist of A Royal Experiment, is known as the king from whom Americans won their independence and as "the mad king," but in Janice Hadlow's groundbreaking and entertaining new biography, he is another character altogether--compelling and relatable. He was the first of Britain's three Hanoverian kings to be born in England, the first to identify as native of the nation he ruled. But this was far from the only difference between him and his predecessors. Neither of the previous Georges was faithful to his wife, nor to his mistresses. Both hated their own sons. And, overall, their children were angry, jealous, and disaffected schemers, whose palace shenanigans kick off Hadlow's juicy narrative and also made their lives unhappy ones. Pained by his childhood amid this cruel and feuding family, George came to the throne aspiring to be a new kind of king--a force for moral good. And to be that new kind of king, he had to be a new kind of man. Against his irresistibly awful family background--of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal--George fervently pursued a radical domestic dream: he would have a faithful marriage and raise loving, educated, and resilient children.The struggle of King George--along with his wife, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children--to pursue a passion for family will surprise history buffs and delight a broad swath of biography readers and royal watchers. "--
  • "In the U.S., Britain's George III, the protagonist of A Royal Experiment, is known as the king from whom Americans won their independence and as "the mad king," but in Janice Hadlow's groundbreaking and entertaining new biography, he is another character altogether--compelling and relatable. He was the first of Britain's three Hanoverian kings to be born in England, the first to identify as native of the nation he ruled. But this was far from the only difference between him and his predecessors. Neither of the previous Georges was faithful to his wife, nor to his mistresses. Both hated their own sons. And, overall, their children were angry, jealous, and disaffected schemers, whose palace shenanigans kick off Hadlow's juicy narrative and also made their lives unhappy ones. Pained by his childhood amid this cruel and feuding family, George came to the throne aspiring to be a new kind of king--a force for moral good. And to be that new kind of king, he had to be a new kind of man. Against his irresistibly awful family background--of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal--George fervently pursued a radical domestic dream: he would have a faithful marriage and raise loving, educated, and resilient children. The struggle of King George--along with his wife, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children--to pursue a passion for family will surprise history buffs and delight a broad swath of biography readers and royal watchers"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 941.7/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA506.A2
LC item number
H34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A royal experiment : the private life of King George III, Janice Hadlow
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Publication
Note
"Originally published as The strangest family in the U.K. in 2014 by William Collins"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 650-654) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827256850
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 682 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805096569
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)827256850
Label
A royal experiment : the private life of King George III, Janice Hadlow
Publication
Note
"Originally published as The strangest family in the U.K. in 2014 by William Collins"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 650-654) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827256850
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 682 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805096569
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)827256850

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