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5.0 out of 5 stars This book brings the family to life, 12 Feb 2001
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This review is from: George III's Children (Paperback)
I approached this book with some trepidation, having always previously thought George III and his family were a pretty dull or unpleasant crowd. This book changed my mind completely. The author has done a splendid job in bringing them to life, presenting them sympathetically without glossing over their faults and emphasising their virtues. The Prince Regent may have been an obnoxious husband and a bad father, but a kind brother, while the notorious Duke of Cumberland was a capable soldier and later King of Hanover, far removed from the reactionary monster of time-honoured legend. All the characters, even those unfortunate daughters, are portrayed vividly in the writer's very readable, soundly-researched prose, and the variety of illustrations (portraits, places, caricatures) is first-rate.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 16 Sep 2006
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I found this book very easy to read and most enjoyable. The family tree line at the back of the book is of most help to figure out who's who, as it does get a bit confusing in part when the auther referes to the children via there title not there name.

The children are quite differnet. The boys are sent to Germany for varios different reasons where as the poor girls are kept in the 'nunneray' until its to late to either marry or when they do marry no change of having any children of there own.

Well worth buying for an easy read and very informative about English royal history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 14 Aug 2013
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Full of information that you cannot easily find anywhere else. Brings these people to life, and explores their relationships with each other.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delightfull book, 2 Dec 2013
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A really enjoyable and well written book. Gives a real insight into the life of George III and his very large family.
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