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    DescriptionHibbert 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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    Title
    George IV
    Subtitle
    The Rebel Who Would Be King
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hibbert, Foreword by Amanda Foreman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 851
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403983794
    ISBN 10: 1403983798
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A15202023, A40303000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060, BIO014000, BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15202022
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DA538.A1 H5 2007
    DC21: 941.0740924
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, DNBR, NHD
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    12 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville
    Author Information
    CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT, "a pearl of biographers" ("New Statesman), " is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of "Disraeli " (Palgrave Macmillan), "The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, ""The English: A Social History, "and "Cavaliers and Roundheads." He lives in Oxfordshire, England.
    Review quote
    "Christopher Hibbert's "George IV" is at once soundly based on research in the Royal Archives at Windsor and a rollicking good read. I found it invaluable when I was researching "The Unruly Queen", my life of George IV's wife, Queen Caroline, and I recommend it to anyone interested by George IV's flamboyant and outrageous personality."--Flora Fraser "This is one of the most satisfying biographies of an English king: it is ample, convincing and well written."--"The Times Literary Supplement"