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George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King

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Hibbert delivers a superbly detailed picture of the life and times of George IV including his exorbitant spending on his homes, his clothes, and his women; his patronage of the arts; his "illegal" marriage to Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, and lesser known facts such as his generous charity donations and his witty one-liners, including one he uttered when he met his bride-to-be ...more
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Published June 12th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published December 31st 1976)
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Aug 29, 2014 Kate rated it liked it
Some of the details in this book were so delicious that I read them with great interest, even relish. So I continued to read every pageattentively, anxious not to miss out on any of the good stuff. George's official wife, Princess Caroline, was the stuff of which supermarket tabloids are made! (Her exploits and misbehaviors are terrifically interesting in every juicy detail.) The story of his extralegal secret marriage to Maria Fitzherbert (Catholic!!) is fascinating.

On the other hand, George I
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Oct 19, 2014 Dorothy rated it really liked it
Had he not been king he would have been a mediocre nonentity who was self-indulgent, overly fond of drink and drugs, a hypochondriac and shares bi-polar disorder with his father.

What a very odd man given to profuse affections, disaffections and a rather weak intelligence.
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A good, balanced portrait as usual with Hibbert, full of interesting accounts and easy to read.
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Christopher Hibbert, MC, FRSL, FRGS (5 March 1924 - 21 December 2008) was an English writer, historian and biographer. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George IV, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads.

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