George IV

George IV : The Rebel Who Would Be King

By (author) , Foreword by

List price: US$19.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

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 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.

show more
  • Paperback | 851 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.7 x 33mm | 589.67g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • GordonsvilleUnited States
  • English
  • 1403983798
  • 9781403983794
  • 481,542

Other books in Biography: Historical, Political & Military

Other people who viewed this bought:

Review quote

"This is one of the most satisfying biographies of an English king: it is ample, convincing and well written."--"The Times Literary Supplement"

show more

About Christopher Hibbert

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.

show more

Reviews from