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Flora Fraser - Princesses

Princesses

Written by: Flora Fraser

In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of ‘Mad’ King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser tales us into the heart of the British royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions.

Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely well-educated women: Princess Royal, the eldest, constantly at odds with her mother; home-loving, family-minded Augusta; plump Elizabeth, a gifted amateur artist; Mary, the bland beauty of the family; Sophia, emotional and prone to take refuge in illness; and Amelia, ‘the most turbulent and tempestuous of all the princesses.’ Never before has the historical searchlight been turned with such sympathy and acuity on George III and his family.

‘Riveting and wonderfully detailed … Thanks to Flora Fraser’s new book, George III’s daughters can step out of the shadows of history and take their rightful places with the rest of the House of Hanover.’ – The Washington Times

‘Memorable … Compelling and poignant … With elegant felicity, Fraser paints a picture out of Jane Austen.’ – Vogue