- Product code: KMIS
- ISBN: 9781849164115
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
- Format: Hardback
- Dimensions: 25.0cm x 15.0cm
- Pages: 352
- Book points: 12
The Kings Mistress (Hardback)
Written by Claudia Gold, The King's Mistress: Scandal, Intrigue and the True Story of the Woman Who Stole George I's Heart tells the tale of Ehrengard Melusine von der Schulenburg, a woman who was the mistress and probable secret wife of King George I. Seemingly grasping, unattractive and dim-witted, she managed to tempt George away from his beautiful wide and bind him to her for almost 40 years, becoming one of the most powerful women in Europe. This thoroughly readable account brings her tale vividly to life in an extremely compelling way.
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Great subject - but fails to shine -
First and foremost a fascinating insight into the political, religious, and dynastic reasons behind King George I's accession to the throne. However, the supposedly central character of Melusine remains stubbornly distant. Could have been more ruthlessly edited, and proof-read.
Helen ( 2013-05-17 21:04:04.551)