Review: Queens of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon

This book was sent to me by Pen and Sword Books in exchange for an honest review.

Queens of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon ticks several significant boxes for me: Georgian/English history, queens and a book containing several biographies of fascinating women.

I was also drawn to this book because I live in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of George III. (She’s the lady on the cover.)

Although the biographies of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Caroline of Brunswick were the most exciting of the four, the whole book is a lively deep dive into the lives of four women regularly overshadowed by their husbands.

Curzon is a captivating writing and this book is an impressive addition to her existing Georgian books.

Books that contain biographies of several people in one book are one of my favorite things to read because you get a titillating taste of the exciting life they lived, but only the best written of these books makes you want to pick up another book and read further into their lives. This book easily accomplishes that.

This book will be released in the US on December 13, 2017 and was released in the UK in October.)


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jillianne hamilton headshotJillianne Hamilton is an author, history enthusiast, book lover and graphic designer. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, was shortlisted for the 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award. She is currently working on her first non-fiction book. She lives in Charlottetown on Canada's beautiful east coast.
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