In Queens of Georgian Britain, Catherine Curzon’s third book for Pen and Sword, she offers readers mini biographies of the female consorts of the Hanover kings – Caroline of Ansbach (George II), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (George III) and Caroline of Brunswick (George IV), but she kicks off with the unfortunate Sophia Dorothea of Celle, the repudiated wife of George I.
As with Curzon’s previous works, Life in the Georgian Court and Kings of Georgian Britain, the she uses her natural chatty style to relate the extraordinary lives of these women. And what stories they turn out to be. In turbulent age The Hanovers were highly dysfunctional
As usual, Curzon’s lively style, familiar to the many fans of her blog A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life,
Each chapter is broken into short sections, which keeps the narrative trotting along.
For the general reader