Author: Robins, Jane
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 370 pages. The marriage of Caroline of Brunswick to the foppish and unpopular George, Prince of Wales began disastrously and soon got worse. He was repulsed by her vulgar looks and habits; she was disenchanted by his manners and his immediate call for brandy. They did not speak the same language. Three years later they were locked in enmity. Caroline moved to Europe where she lived a life in flamboyant style, entering into scandalous associations with her dashing Italian butler. After the death of their only daughter, George determined that when he became King of England his wife would be barred from being crowned as Queen. In an attempt to divorce her, he brought Caroline to trial for adultery. The trial that followed in 1820 was one of history's most sensational episodes. The event was manipulated by republicans and rabble-rousers of every political shade, and brought the county to the brink of rebellion. Queen Caroline was idolised by the popular press, which raised its voice in anger for the first time, and was adored by the common people. She became a surprising and unlikely political symbol; a revolutionary Queen, a people's princess.