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

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

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eBook (ePUB) Published: 06/05/2010

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<div><p><i>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</i>.</p><p><b></b></p><p><b></b>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.</p><p></p><p>An eye-opening portrait of a group of royal servants, <i>Courtiers</i> also throws new light on the dramatic life of George II and Queen Caroline at Kensington Palace.</p></div>

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571258260

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