George II has been victim of some tepid biographies, but at last he has been rescued by Black's welcome life. BBC History Magazine 200801 With recent scholarly attention turning to the Hanoverians and the Hanoverian connection, Jeremy Black's new biography of George II is timely, for if the context of George's reign is now more fully understood, there has been no recent study of the life of the king himself. ... a book that engages with recent scholarship, fills a gap in the literature, and yet is likely to appeal to a general readershp... Reviews in History, review no. 659, www.history.ac.uk What Black offers here is not a detailed vision... but an accessible overview ... Black throughout writes with the assurance and inward knowledge drawn from thirty years' research in the field. ...here is the most complete guide in English. The International History Review, xxx. 4 200812 Jeremy Black is pre-eminently well qualified to offer this new biographical study of George II. His skilful volume is all the more welcome as George II has been much neglected by historians. History, Vol. 94, Issue 313 200901 A re-evaluation has long been overdue, and is provided by Jeremy Black in forceful and convincing detail. Black documents the King's role more extensively than any previous scholar, and his use of a wide range of evidence from foreign diplomats accredited to the British court is a major strength of the book. -- Philip Woodfine EHR, cxxiv. 509 200908
About the Author
Jeremy Black MBE is Professor in the Department of History, University of Exeter. He is one of the leading scholars in the field of British history.