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An excellent book,
This review is from: Rebel Queen: The Trial of Queen Caroline (Hardcover)
This is a wonderful story, told with real pace and verve. Jane Robins' wry sense of humour allows her to move lightly from broad farce, as the hapless peers get entangled in the princess's dirty laundry while trying to find a way out of the impossible challenge set by their monarch, to high romance, with the dashing Brougham, to the grand political drama of radicals, polemicists, journalists, revolutionaries, aristocrats, politicians and courtiers. There are many aspects of this story which are historically interesting, not least the obvious parallels with the self inflicted problems of more recent royals. More interesting perhaps is the role that Caroline's travails and trial had in the development of the popular press in Britain and, indeed, in popular political activism. All of this is illuminated by Robins' enjoyable book but none of it is intrusive. First and foremost, this is a great read.
Reviewer: A reader