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George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King Christopher Hibbert

George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King

Christopher Hibbert

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ISBN : 9781403983794
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864 pages
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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 lesserMoreHibbert 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 Kings College in London.