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Latest George Iv Items
David Brown, senior lecturer in history at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, has produced a detailed account of the public and personal lives of Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, (1784-1865), surely one of the five most significant statesmen in 19th-century British history.
Fifty-six grandchildren, and not one of them legitimate - that was mad King George III's situation after the death of Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the debauched Prince of Wales, in 1817. This double biography of Princess Charlotte and of Victoria, the heir who was rushed into production to save the Hanover line, is delightfully gossipy, fast-paced, readable history.