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Return to Book Page. Preview — Perdita's Prince by Jean Plaidy. George III, fighting madness and the loss of the American colonies, has a domestic crisis as well. The year-old Prince of Wales, fighting the puritanical decorum of his parents' court, is about to begin his career of womanizing, gambling and consorting with the king's political enemies.
Mary has had many adventures, and is not averse to the attentions of the young price despite much opposition from those around them. Like most royal scandals however, the affair doesn't last. George has no notion of fidelity and soon loses interest in her, but she won't let him escape without a fight. The affair is used to advantage by the King's political opponents, while the Prince moves on to newer, more flamboyant dalliances, happily anticipating the unbridled indulgence his 21st birthday will permit.
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Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published September 30th by Fawcett first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Perdita's Prince , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 11, Margaret rated it liked it Shelves: The Good Plaidy's fluid, easy-to-read style are on display here, and there are some memorable characterizations and vignettes.
The Bad The storyline is pretty thin. I got the impression that Plaidy had little affinity for her main character, finding her a bit of a vain and self-centred poseur. Maybe because of this, the story goes off on too many tangents - one minute we're reading about Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the next about Charles James Fox, the next about Queen Charlotte, the next And nobody is up to much.
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Wrongfully accused of adultery and incest, Anne found herself imprisoned in the Tower of London, where she was at the mercy of her husband and of her enemies. From the Trade Paperback edition. In the Shadow of the Crown. She was the daughter of Henry's first queen, Katharine of Aragon, and was heir presumptive to the throne of England.
Red-haired like her father, she was also intelligent and deeply religious like her staunchly Catholic mother. Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill Vol. Although the young widow Maria Fitzherbert is a commoner and a Catholic, her dashing suitor is none other than the Prince of Wales, whose unquestioned royal duty is to marry a Protestant Princess. In an age well accustomed to royal mistresses, Maria is as virtuous as she is beautiful. Rather than succumb, she flees to France Set against the backgrounds of elegant London and fashionable Brighton, this turbulent, tender story of passion and politics unfolds, with all the great figures of a memorable age playing their appointed roles: The prolifigate playwright Sheridan, the shrewd William Pitt, enchanting Fanny Burney, mad King George III, and frightening Queen Charlotte, who is filled with vindictive hatred toward her rebellious son and his beloved.
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October 5, Robert Hale. Princess Caroline of Brunswick was twenty-six years old and people were saying that she would never be married. Unfortunately, although Caroline fell madly in love with her charming royal spouse, his own affections had been stolen years before by the beautiful Maria Fitzherbert - to whom, it was whispered, he was actually secretly married.
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So, as a lonely, unsophisticated outsider in her husband's dissipated circle, Caroline determines to live her own life. Her reckless search for affection and revenge infuriates the King, shocks the court, delights the common people, and culminates in one of the most famous court cases in history - in which the Queen of England stands trial, charged with adultery.
January , Robert Hale. The marriage of the Prince of Wales to Caroline of Brunswick was strewn with private skirmish and public scandal, yet it did bear a daughter - Princess Charlotte, heiress presumptive to the English throne.
The regent still elegant, though moving swiftly into corpulent middle age; his wife Caroline always determined to shock and eccentric almost to the point of lunacy; old George III rambling on into the mists of his madness; and the stern Queen Charlotte at the head of her web of domestic spies Ever bewildered by her bizarre collection of royal relatives, Charlotte grew up honest, forthright and always sure of her destiny.
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All the scintillating splendour of the Regency period sparkles in this tender new episode in this novel. But it is the poignant, private joys and sorrows of Dorothy Jordan - whom destiny thrust so close to the throne and so infinitely far away - that is so memorable. Jordan is one of Jean Plaidy's most beguiling heroines. Victoria in the Wings Vol.
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Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Prince Regent and heiress to the crown, had died in childbirth, and not one of the sons of mad George III had produced a legitimate heir. The Regent was bound to a wife who disgusted him; the Duke of York's Duchess had proved to be barren; William, Duke of Clarence was unmarried though the father of ten children by the late actress Dorothy Jordon; Edward, Duke of Kent was also a bachelor although he had enjoyed a liaison of long duration with his beloved Madame de St.