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George Iv Hibbert delivers a superbly detailed picture of the life and times of George IV including his exorbitant spending on his homes his clothes and his women his patronage of the arts his illegal marriag

  • Title: George Iv
  • Author: Christopher Hibbert
  • ISBN: 9780140109405
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hibbert delivers a superbly detailed picture of the life and times of George IV including his exorbitant spending on his homes, his clothes, and his women his patronage of the arts his illegal marriage to Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, and lesser known facts such as his generous charity donations and his witty one liners, including one he uttered when he met his bride to bHibbert delivers a superbly detailed picture of the life and times of George IV including his exorbitant spending on his homes, his clothes, and his women his patronage of the arts his illegal marriage to Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, and lesser known facts such as his generous charity donations and his witty one liners, including one he uttered when he met his bride to be Caroline of Brunswick for the first time Harris, I am not well, fetch me a brandy George IV was the son of George III who went insane and inspired The Madness of King George and was the founder of the prestigious King s College in London.

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    About "Christopher Hibbert"

    1. Christopher Hibbert

      Christopher Hibbert, MC, FRSL, FRGS 5 March 1924 21 December 2008 was an English writer, historian and biographer He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George IV, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads.Described by Professor Sir John Plumb as a writer of the highest ability and in the New Statesman as a pearl of biographers, he established himself as a leading popular historian biographer whose works reflected meticulous scholarship.

    732 Comments

    1. Like Prince Charles is doing now, the future King George IV had to wait a long time before he was crowned king. George was a king, whose life was far from flawless, but it never lacked in interest. An unfaithful, unpleasant husband and a prolific spender, George did have some likeable characteristics. His death was not deeply mourned by most of his subjects. Christopher Hibbert's meticulously researched biography of George IV is extremely readable. Hibbert conveys history in a style that rivals [...]


    2. I find the royal family very interesting and this book had its moments, but it is impossible to keep up with who is who. I understand the people have names and titles but when they’re used interchangeably I get really lost. Im 20% through and I don’t know how many brothers and sisters George had but I’m sure it’s a lot, I had to google what his fathers name was, his daughters name has not been mentioned once, and some people disappear from the story for long stretches when a quick note o [...]


    3. EnjoyableA very good account of George IV and the history of the time. I am a great fan of Christopher Hibbert's books - they are well researched and very well written. They are never dull or ponderous.


    4. Some of the details in this book were so delicious that I read them with great interest, even relish. So I continued to read every pageattentively, anxious not to miss out on any of the good stuff. George's official wife, Princess Caroline, was the stuff of which supermarket tabloids are made! (Her exploits and misbehaviors are terrifically interesting in every juicy detail.) The story of his extralegal secret marriage to Maria Fitzherbert (Catholic!!) is fascinating. On the other hand, George I [...]


    5. Had he not been king he would have been a mediocre nonentity who was self-indulgent, overly fond of drink and drugs, a hypochondriac and shares bi-polar disorder with his father. What a very odd man given to profuse affections, disaffections and a rather weak intelligence.


    6. I did like this book. However, in parts it seemed to drag, and other times I had difficulty remembering who everyone was. Also, I did not know when I set out to read the book that it was EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR PAGES. Just sayin'.



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