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Author Hadlow, Janice, author.

Title A royal experiment : love and duty, madness and betrayal : the private lives of King George III and Queen Charlotte / Janice Hadlow.

Edition First Picador edition.
Publication Info. New York : Picador, 2015.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  941.073092 HAD    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 682 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Summary To Americans, George III has long been doubly famous-as the "tyrant" from whom colonial revolutionaries wrested a nation's liberty and, owing to his late-life illness, as "the mad king." In A Royal Experiment, he is also a man with a poignant agenda. He comes to the throne in 1760, at age twenty-two, determined to be a new kind of king, one whose power will be rooted in the affection and approval of his people. He is equally resolute about being a new kind of man, a husband able to escape the extraordinary family dysfunction of his Hanoverian predecessors and maintain domestic harmony. For a long time, it seems as if, against the odds, George's great experiment might succeed. His wife, Queen Charlotte, shares his sense of moral purpose, and together they do everything they can to raise their tribe of thirteen sons and daughters in a climate of loving attention. But in a rapidly more populous and prosperous England, throughout years of revolution in America and in France, the struggle to achieve a new balance between politics and privacy places increasing stress on George, Charlotte, and their children. The story that roils across the long arc of George's life and reign is high drama-tragic and riveting.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 650-654) and index.
Subject George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820.
ISBN 9781250075147 (pbk.)
1250075149 (pbk.)
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