Courtiers : The Secret History of the Georgian Court, Paperback

Courtiers : The Secret History of the Georgian Court Paperback



In the eighteenth century, the palace's most elegant assembly room was in fact a bloody battlefield.

This was a world of skulduggery, politicking, wigs and beauty-spots, where fans whistled open like flick-knives...Ambitious and talented people flocked to court of George II and Queen Caroline in search of power and prestige, but Kensington Palace was also a gilded cage.

Successful courtiers needed level heads and cold hearts; their secrets were never safe.

Among them, a Vice Chamberlain with many vices, a Maid of Honour with a secret marriage, a pushy painter, an alcoholic equerry, a Wild Boy, a penniless poet, a dwarf comedian, two mysterious turbaned Turks and any number of discarded royal mistresses.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, Illustrations (some col.), map, ports. (some col.)
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780571238903



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