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4.0 out of 5 stars An obscure British monarch gets his own biography!, 24 May 2014
This review is from: King George II and Queen Caroline (Kindle Edition)
Inspired by Lucy Worsley's excellent recent TV series on the early Georgians, I turned to this book I've had for ages to learn more about King George II (surely one of Britain's most obscure monarchs). I was pleasantly surprised how readable this book is and praise should go to John Van der Kiste for writing about George II (if only Alison Weir would move on from the over-written about Tudors at last and look at the Georgians or even the Stuarts for that matter!) Much of the book focuses on George's terrible relationship with Prince Frederick but there is also lots of interesting stories about his relationships with his other children including the Duke of Cumberland. The book thankfully concentrates on George and Caroline rather than focusing in on Georgian politics. The only tiny grumble is that it is surprisingly brief about the 1745 Jacobite uprising, which I would have thought would have been one of the key moments of George's reign to write about. It is only a minor grumble and I thoroughly enjoyed this highly readable book.
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