King George II and Queen Caroline

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History Press, 1 июл. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 240
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This biography of the last king to lead British troups into baffle and his able wife provides intriquing insight into 18th century war and politics. Often derided as the buffoon who "hated all boets and bainters", George II was fortunate to be served by Prime Ministers Sir Robert Walpole and William Pitt, and was wise enough to leave the business of government to them. His wife, generally regarded as the ablest of British queens between Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, used her influence in politics and patronage so that she and Walpole effectively ruled the kingdom between them. Her death in 1737 was seen as a national calamity. Illustrated throughout, this new biography provides a much-needed reevaluation of these monarchs and the times in which they ruled.

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A good book about the second King of the Hanoverian dynasty. The lives of George and Caroline are interesting to read about. In love at the beginning of their marriage, the King eventually took ... Читать весь отзыв

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