Romina Ryan Ryan từ Dere Mahallesi, 43700 Emet/Kütahya, Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ
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what an interesting biography. the blurb the cover exaggerates a bit though - i would not quite describe it as full of scandal, sex and illegitimate children. there are chapters on the basics - like growing up and in the end it chronicles the last weeks of the last surviving sisters married, widowed or single. it does give a really intense and interesting insight into the lives of privileged women. i am still touched by the idea that the king was so very glad to finally have a daughter with his princess royal. aaaaaah. makes one's heart melt. otherwise also very sad seeing they were so at mercy at their father's hands. and to spend basically all your life seeing your dear female relatives almost every single day of your life? not being able to travel? and not being able to be with whom you love? that must have been a sad life. ms fraser quotes extensively from letters which is highly interesting and the index is absolutely brilliant, sometimes you don't get one with these non-academic history books. the illustrations i liked too. more would have been better as several times she alludes to a portrait or other we don't get to see and are hard to find (for me anyway). some other points: it was also fascinating as in most other literature popular and academic the prince of wales is not portrayed favourably. in (most of) his sisters' accounts he comes across as more or less caring and considerate. mh. who'd have thought. it turns out again how closely england and germany have been "allied" by marriage "policy". almost every spouse was german. i had not been aware that the prussian princess friederike had married an english son of george III. ah! the one who took over the throne in hanover. and who seems to have been a right rascal. as another reviewer has said: in order to avoid flipping to the front continually do make a copy of the family tree at the front of the book. and then annotate while you go along or you will be lost (like me more than once). well. and there i have run out of things i can say about it. a good book. read it if you're interested in the 18th and 19th century and don't mind a bit of gossip.