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    (E–pub READ) [A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings] Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Stella Tillyard 35 starsThis is a very interesting historical biography though weirdly conceived The subtitle should be read not as a description of George III’s siblings but a ualification on who the book is about and it's not George III despite the cover image Of the nine siblings the youngest Caroline Matilda gets than half of this book and for good reason Married at age 15 to the young King of Denmark whose mental health

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    (E–pub READ) [A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings] This is the epic tale of the children of Prince Frederick the unhappy unfairly ignored Prince of Wales especially George III Prince Edward Prince William Prince Henry and their beautiful tragic sister Caroline Matilda Tillyard's working narrative is that George III saw everything he did in terms of family relationships including his relati

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    Summary A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Stella Tillyard Although the book is ostensibly about King George III of England and his numerous siblings it is mostly about George and his youngest sister Caroline Matilda Tillyard follows their claustrophobic childhood and uneven educations until they were separated when George took the throne and Caroline Matilda was married to the unstable Ki

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    (E–pub READ) [A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings] Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Stella Tillyard Even knowing that I won't be able to read this book in the next few days I'll be away for a conference I decided to start it in any caseIn the

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    (E–pub READ) [A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings] Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Stella Tillyard Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download It was a good idea but in the execution it becomes unsatisfactory Perhaps Tillyard originally wanted to write just about Caroline Mathilde but decided to include her three brothers; and why so little about Augusta In the separate stories we lose the sense of chronology

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    Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Stella Tillyard Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download Summary A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings George III was about as successful a father to his own breed of scandalous children as he was a surrogate father to his siblings and a symbolic father to the American colonists all of whom ended up rebelling against his attempts to rule  The author does not draw the obvious conclusions that one might think from this fact which helps make t

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    (E–pub READ) [A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings] A fascinating read laden with detail one of those history books that reads like a novel Tillyard's descriptive powers drew me in immediately The book as a whole dispenses with any real confrontation with the politics of the time and

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    Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download (E–pub READ) [A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings] I vaguely remember reading a book like thisbut if it's not on goodreads it didn't happenI wanted to like this book than I did It is like a recipe in which you like all the ingredients but you're not all that fond

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    (E–pub READ) [A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings] Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Stella Tillyard George III comes across as a middle class citizen in this book which echoes history's take on him His siblings were anything but normal which caused the family oriented George some major headaches Who knows perhaps it contributed to his later madness If he lived today the press would tear him apart for his family hiccups In fact George comes across as a decent man who preferred the average Brit over his Germanic speaking

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    Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Stella Tillyard Summary A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings George III America's Last King Yale University Press 448 pages 35 adds much to our knowledge of the monarch and his reign I was intrigued to learn about George's reading and how much writing he produced He was an earnest

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Summary A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings

A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings Free read ☆ 6 Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download Summary A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings The acclaimed author of Aristocrats returns with a major new book that reveals the story of a regal family plagued by scandal and notoriety and trapped by duty desire and the protocols of royaltyHistory remembers King George III of England as the mad monarch who lost America But as a young man this poignant figure set aside his own passions in favor of a temperate life as guardian to both his siblings and his country He would soon learn that his prudently cultivated harmony would be challenged by the impetuous natures of his sisters and brothers and by a changing world in which the very instituation of monarchy was under fire At the Although the book is ostensibly about King George III of England and his numerous siblings it is mostly about George and his youngest sister Caroline Matilda Tillyard follows their claustrophobic childhood and uneven educations until they were separated when George took the throne and Caroline Matilda was married to the unstable King of Denmark Christian VII Teenaged ueen Caroline Mathilde tried to be a good ueen but her husband was going mad She fell in love with Struensee his idealistic doctor and together the lovebirds ruled the King and the government In the king s name they pushed through numerous reforms all very good and necessary laws but very unpopular Eventually the king s step mother and step brother managed a coup separating the ueen and the doctor and ousting the humanist government Caroline Mathilde physically struggled against her captors but to no avail She was locked in Kronberg slot aka Elsinore for months while the conspirators attempted to find proof of her adultery with Struensee Struensee like a dolt confessed to everything and then going against a lifetime of proud atheism swore that he believed in Jesus Christ He was brutally executed soon after George III almost started a war to get his sister back to England but after only a few tense months her divorce went through The new Danish government shipped her away as uickly as they could afraid of her influence over the king Caroline Mathilde spent her remaining years with a large allowance from George III and no freedom Her mail was opened her servants chosen for her and her visitors carefully vetted After three years of this life and a few desultary attempts to regain her throne she died abruptly of scarlet fever Caroline s brothers Edward William and Henry lead useless lives Edward died young William married a woman rather older whose thwarted ambition made him miserable Henry and his wife were rackety and seemingly happy but certainly nothing but a drain on the treasury And their oldest living brother George III was a priggish rule bound man who seems to have had little political insight and even less empathy I didn t like any of the siblings although I did pity them

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A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings Free read ☆ 6 Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download Summary A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings Heart of Stella Tillyard's intimate and vivid account is King George's sister Caroline Mathilde Married against her will at fifteen to the ailing king of Denmark she broke all the rules by embarking on an affair with a radical young court doctor Their rash experiment in free living ended in imprisonment death and exile and almost led their two countries to war Around this tragedy are woven the stories of King George's scandalous brothers who suandered their time and titles partying and indulging in disastrous relationships that the gossip hungry press was all too delighted to report Historians have always been puzzled by George's ref George III was about as successful a father to his own breed of scandalous children as he was a surrogate father to his siblings and a symbolic father to the American colonists all of whom ended up rebelling against his attempts to rule The author does not draw the obvious conclusions that one might think from this fact which helps make this book a little less enjoyable and insightful than it would otherwise be As someone with a strong interest in the history of the late 18th century this book does provide a look at some Hanoverians that I would otherwise not know much about and for that information the book deserves praise Taking advantage of the ability to research in in Denmark the author has done a good job at putting together a story that would otherwise be difficult to tell in an accessible middlebrow format because none of the individual threads of this book is enough for an entire book but together they provide evidence that George III was certainly the most restrained and proper of his immediate family and also demonstrates how his decency and restraint earned him a great deal of sympathy from the English people in the face of his own personal madness and the revolutionary madness of his timesThis particular book is about 300 pages and it covers in generally chronological fashion the scandalous lives and behavior of George III s siblings In seven chapters the author covers the period from when the Prince of Wales Frederick Louis died in 1751 1 to the general lack of sorrow with his parents to the period after the American Revolution when George III eventually recognized the independence of the US and was able to deal suavely with future president John Adams Between those two points the author manages to discuss the efforts of Augusta and her siblings to obtain money and freedom 2 and also deals with the affair between ueen Caroline Mathilde and her doctor while her Danish royal husband dealt with periodic episodes of mania 3 After that the author discusses the affairs of the Duke of Cumberland one of which ended him in legal trouble 4 as well as the fate in exile of the divorced Caroline Mathilde after her lover was brutally executed after a coup 5 The author also discusses the efforts by an English adventurer to restore Caroline to the throne of Denmark before her early death from Scarlet Fever 6 as well as the misadventures of a woman secretly married to Prince William from the Walpole family 7It appears that at least some of the intention of the author in writing this book was to induce the reader to feel compassion for George III for all the stress his family put him through Yet speaking from at least some experience I have seen in my own life that younger siblings often resent the sort of moral example that an older sibling tries to urge on them It worked no better for him than it has for most restrained and proper elder siblings Indeed the fact that George III thought he could exercise authority over his siblings does help demonstrate why it is that he was such a failure when it came to dealing with egalitarian Americans who resented his efforts as much as his actual family did Indeed that itself is a subject that the author would have been wise to reflect on how it is that respect for euality is a reuirement for healthy relationships in either families or families of nations and that its absence can lead to a great deal of rebellion and hostility whatever power someone else has We may not always appreciate others trying to turn their official and unofficial power into bullying and oppression and the results of such attempts are unlikely to be pleasant for anyone involved

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A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings Free read ☆ 6 Stella Tillyard º 6 Read & Download Summary A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings Usal to give up on America which forced his government to drag out the Revolutionary War long after it was effectively lost Tillyard suggests that the king seeing the colonists as part of his family sought to control them in the same way he had attempted to rule his younger siblings In this brilliantly interpretive biography Stella Tillyard conjures up a Georgian world of dynastic marriages headstrong royals and radical new ideas A compelling story of private passions and public disgrace rebellion and exile A Royal Affair brings to life the dramatic events that served as a curtain raiser to the revolutions that convulsed two continen A fascinating read laden with detail one of those history books that reads like a novel Tillyard s descriptive powers drew me in immediately The book as a whole dispenses with any real confrontation with the politics of the time and instead focuses on the personalities and domestic concerns of its chief characters detailing their love affairs peccadillos travels and yearningsTillyard s conception of George III as a fatherly patriarch who felt obliged to keep his family and his subjects under his benevolent control is the anchor of the book but it also inscribes a circle around the character of George III that doesn t allow for much development Indeed though he is the linchpin his character is the least developed After establishing the birth of the Hanoverian dynasty in England the book spends time on GIII s father Frederick the Prince of Wales who doesn t outlive his father George II and then devotes of GIII s young adulthood to Earl Bute He from what I can gather was a controversial figure and GIII s adoration of him is clear the ueen mother s reliance on him as well apparently caused great resentment and controversy though I couldn t tell you how that expressed itself Political motivations and machinations as I said aren t to Tillyard s interest which removes what might be some essential context to the book and reduces the lives of royals solely to domestic concerns never mind that by her own argument royals were receiving increasing scrutiny and it might be interesting to contemplate just how much the celebrity of the monarch and his family translated to the broader social sphereBut the peccadillos Prince Edward Duke of York skips around being a charming playboy until an untimely end in Monaco Prince Henry Duke of Cumberland s scandalous affair with Lady Grosvenor and the sensational trial for criminal conversation is rehashed in glorious detail down to retelling the various costumes he devised for meeting Lady Grosvenor at wayside inns as they dallied their way up and down England Prince William Duke of Gloucester is nearly a yawn next to this after gaining the King s eternal resentment for marrying Maria Lady Waldegrave he goes on to abandon his embittered wife for a younger prettier mistress Old storyThe real fun of the book and the story that takes up the most space is the amazing tragic life of Caroline Mathilde GIII s littlest sister and the uondam ueen of Denmark I won t go into the whole of it here as it is not easy to summarize the highlights include spoiler alert a mad or incapable husband a lively lover apparently some persistent dislike of court formality and pedantry imprisonment divorce exile and tragic early death Tillyard is clearly taken by the ueen s story which could in itself occupy an entire book and maybe ought to have the author went so far as to learn Danish so she could do the research herselfAt any rate stories are lively and Tillyard tells them well On the whole there s really not a cohesive narrative about the long and eventful reign of George III how the monarchy changed during and because of him what effect his scandalous siblings might have had on celebrity culture and the like or really an overall narrative about the dynamics of this family and how that communicated itself to the rest of the realm The book rather is a fascinating collection of vivid detail and engaging descriptions that tell all too human stories of love and betrayal yearning and loss thwarted desires and defeated dreams But in regal dress so somehow better and glamorous than the version the rest of us ordinary commoners get of same

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • A Royal Affair George III and His Scandalous Siblings
  • Stella Tillyard
  • English
  • 21 May 2018
  • 9781400063710