Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Princesses The Six Daughters of George III


"Princesses The Six Daughters of George III by Flora Fraser


This book gives a well researched history of the royal family of King George III. There are general references to the American revolution, the French revolution, and other government matters. The book also gives researched details about King George III "illness", the illness that made him mad. The focus of the book is on the personal lives of the royal daughters. King George III and his wife Queen Charlotte had 15 children, 6 daughters and 9 sons, 2 of the sons died as small children. The older 3 daughters were closer in age; the Princess Royal Charlotte, Augusta and Elizabeth, and later Sophia, Amelia and Mary were born. The daughters lived isolated lives, mainly as companions of their mother. Some of the daughters did not marry, nor have children, one had a child out of marriage, some of the daughters had various illnesses, one of them died young. The author Flora Fraser's mother Antonia Fraser is well known in the area of historical books, this is the first book I have read by Flora Fraser and I enjoyed it much.

The two pictures are of Kew Palace.

1 comment:

mimi said...

THANKS A LOT I NEEDED IT FOR A PROJECT THING IN SOCIAL STUDIES!

-MIMI