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Courtiers: The Secret History of the Georgian Court (Paperback)
  • Courtiers: The Secret History of the Georgian Court (Paperback)

Courtiers: The Secret History of the Georgian Court (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 02/06/2011
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In the eighteenth century, the palace's most elegant assembly room was in fact a bloody battlefield. This was a world of skulduggery, politicking, wigs and beauty-spots, where fans whistled open like flick-knives... Ambitious and talented people flocked to court of George II and Queen Caroline in search of power and prestige, but Kensington Palace was also a gilded cage. Successful courtiers needed level heads and cold hearts; their secrets were never safe. Among them, a Vice Chamberlain with many vices, a Maid of Honour with a secret marriage, a pushy painter, an alcoholic equerry, a Wild Boy, a penniless poet, a dwarf comedian, two mysterious turbaned Turks and any number of discarded royal mistresses.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571238903
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 199 x 129 x 24 mm
Edition: Main

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“Brilliant narrative history...”

An outstanding piece of narrative history which intertwines a lively and lucid overview of the historical and social context of the royal tenures of of George I and George II, with the fascinating minutiae of everyday... More

Hardback edition
28th January 2010
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Ian McL

“Towards the Unknown Region . . .”

Having thoroughly enjoyed Lucy's revitalisation and re-enactment of lives in history on TV, I bought this book hoping for a similar level of enlightenment - and was not disappointed! Although an avid fan of... More

Paperback edition
21st August 2011
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