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The Resource The King's Wife : George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert, (electronic resource:)

The King's Wife : George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert, (electronic resource:)

Label
The King's Wife : George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert
Title
The King's Wife
Title remainder
George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Irvine, Valerie
Illustrations
illustrations
Intended audience
Trade
Intended audience source
Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Summary expansion
One of the most extraordinary episodes in British royal history took place on 15 December 1785 when George, Prince of Wales (later Prince Regent and George IV) secretly married the beautiful, twice-widowed and Roman Catholic Maria Fitzherbert. This marriage was in breach of the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 but almost certainly valid in the eyes of the church. If it had been discovered, George might well have forfeited his claim to the throne. As it was, George and Maria lived together for twenty years, and remained deeply attached, despite George's disastrous (and probably bigamous) public marriage to Princess Caroline of Brunswick. "The King's Wife" is a highly readable account of a love-match that pre-echoes the later relationship of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles. In the eyes of George IV's own family, Maria was his real wife
Label
The King's Wife : George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert, (electronic resource:)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ssj0000523730
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781847250537
Other control number
9781847250537
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000523730
Label
The King's Wife : George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000523730
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781847250537
Other control number
9781847250537
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000523730

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