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Rebel Queen: The Trial of Queen Caroline Hardcover – 5 Jun 2006
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She tells the story well, giving a gripping, blow-by-blow account of the often farcical proceedings in the House -- Sunday Telegraph, June 11, 2006
About the Author
Jane Robins began her career as a journalist with The Economist, The Independent, and the BBC. She has made a specialty of writing historical true crime and has a particular interest in the history of forensics. She has published three books of nonfiction in the UK, Rebel Queen (Simon & Schuster, 2006), The Magnificent Spilsbury (John Murray, 2010), and The Curious Habits of Doctor Adams (John Murray, 2013). More recently, she has been a Fellow at the Royal Literary Fund.
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Jane Robin's writing is crisp and amusing, the characters, especially that of Caroline herself, made real. The story crackles along, leaving you wanting to know what comes next. Robins argues that this was the first time the tabloid press and the people's voice have entered politics - and, as we know, they haven't gone away.
For those wary of "history" the writing zips along at a cracking pace. Although the book is well sourced and Ms Robins's research has` clearly been thorough she wears her scholarship lightly and doesn't feel the need to weight the reader down with textual references.
It's a fabulous read and deserves a wide readership among not only historians but anyone who's interested in our modern constitutional monarchy and the role and origins of the popular press.
The book is partly so interesting because of the parallels with a certain modern-day prince's first wife. `Rebel Queen - the Trial of Caroline' nevertheless avoids being sensational, and in stead provides excellent analysis of a fascinating story. I can thoroughly recommend it.
Reviewer: A reader
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