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The Prince and the Quakeress by Jean Plaidy

The Prince and the Quakeress (1968)

by Jean Plaidy

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This book takes a charming and well-debunked legend,. that when he was a teenager the future King George III not only fell in love with but secretly married a commoner and had children with her, and runs away with it. It takes many liberties with history, in other words, but it's all in service of showing us a different side of the Mad King: once upon a time he was young, innocent, shy, maybe not too bright, and a romantic at heart. It's worth the read just for that. A very sweet book. ( )
  KateSherrod | Aug 1, 2016 |
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Young and idealistic, George, Prince of Wales was easily influenced by his mother and her ambitious lover. However the future George III was still capable of taking his own decisions - especially where a pretty girl was concerned. For his first love, the pretty Quakeress, Hannah Lightfoot, he defied the King and all convention. Infatuated with the enchanting Sarah Lennox, the Prince ignored the need for a royal marriage. Torn between his desires and his duty to the crown, George is increasingly drawn to the business of politics and intrigue as Pitt hazards all to make or lose an empire...
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