Maria Fitzherbert : The Secret Wife of George IV Paperback
by James Munson
The affair of George IV and Maria Fitzherbert is notorious.
A young Catholic widow became the secret wife of the heir to the throne because she had refused to become his mistress.
Munson reveals a genuine love story between the spoilt, egocentric prince and the older woman who brought peace and order to his life of restlessness and excess; resulting in a marriage that defied English law and broke all the rules of monarchy.
Two themes dominate - the love of a kind-hearted woman for a charming but faithless prince, and the perilous state of the monarchy.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/01/2002
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781841196169