The Prince and the Quakeress (Georgian Saga, #4)
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The Prince and the Quakeress (Georgian Saga #4)

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Young and idealistic, the Prince of Wales develops a deep affection for a beautiful quakeress, Hannah Lightfoot, who catches his eye as he is riding through the streets. A first meeting is arranged, leading to several more, and eventually they discreetly marry in a secluded house where they live as man and wife. She is prepared to betray her beliefs for him, just as he is...more
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Published January 30th 1989 by Fawcett (first published January 1st 1976)
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This is the story of the young George III, when he was not yet considered significant—only the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, Frederick, and grandson of King George II. If you’re not familiar with England’s King Georges’, you may find parts of the story hard to follow, as it alludes to characters from the previous books in the Georgian series, Queen in Waiting and Caroline the Queen.

Old King George II is in his winter years, bad tempered and constantly lamenting his deceased wife, Queen Car...more
The Story

George III's alleged secret marriage to Hannah Lightfoot, the niece of a Quaker linen-draper.

The Good

An amusing frolic through a highly dubious historical footnote.

The Bad

It's more the story of George III as he grows from sheltered child to adult capable of assuming his kingly responsibilities than the story of a relationship. Hannah has little personality and disappears halfway through the book, never to be seen or heard from again.

Historical Accuracy

This is the big one.
Although Plaid...more
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Sweet simple George of Wales (later King George III of England) lives to please his mother, and would never intentionally do anything to hurt her. He understands that he must marry and produce heirs to the throne, but he can't seem to grasp the concept of marrying a member of the aristocracy. Surely his beloved mother would want him to marry for love? So when he meets a beautiful young puritan, he sees nothing wrong with courting her.

I enjoyed this story, but I feel the character of George is ve...more
After reading Emery's comment on the Georgians I remembered I had read this account somewhere before and then investigating the titles I realized I read this after my first son was born in 1969!
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