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George IV / E.A. Smith.

By: Smith, E. A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Yale English monarchs: Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©1999Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0300076851; 9780300076851; 0300088027; 9780300088021.Other title: George the 4th | George the Fourth.Subject(s): George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 | George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 | George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 | George IV, King of Great Britain | George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 | Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820 | Great Britain -- History -- George IV, 1820-1830 | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography | Regency -- Great Britain | Kings and rulers | Regency | Great Britain | Rois et souverains -- Grande-Bretagne -- Biographies | Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1820-1830 (Georges IV) | Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1760-1820 (Georges III) | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography | Great Britain -- History -- 1760-1820 | Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820 | Great Britain -- History -- George IV, 1820-1830 | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography | Regency -- Great Britain | 1760-1830Genre/Form: History. | Biography.
Contents:
A prince and his education -- The pursuit of pleasure -- A palace for a prince -- Maria Fitzherbert -- Hopes disappointed -- Clouds of war -- Caroline -- A political prince -- The royal malady again -- Changing allegiances -- Brothers and sisters -- Prince regent -- A glorious victory -- Rebellious daughter -- Seditious subjects and turbulent Wife -- Crowned without a queen -- King of three dominions -- The king's servants -- 'The invisible' -- Constitutional monarch -- The royal builder -- Patron and collector -- The king in seclusion.
Review: "This biography of George IV, king between 1820 and 1830, provides a full and objective reassessment of the monarch's character, reputation and achievement. Previous writers have tended to accept the unfavourable verdicts of the king's contemporaries that he was a dissolute, pleasure-loving dilettante and a feeble and ineffective ruler responsible for the decline of the power and reputation of the monarchy in the early nineteenth century. Now E.A. Smith offers a new view of George IV, one that does not minimise the king's faults but focuses on the positive qualities of his achievement in politics and in the patronage of the arts."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index.

"This biography of George IV, king between 1820 and 1830, provides a full and objective reassessment of the monarch's character, reputation and achievement. Previous writers have tended to accept the unfavourable verdicts of the king's contemporaries that he was a dissolute, pleasure-loving dilettante and a feeble and ineffective ruler responsible for the decline of the power and reputation of the monarchy in the early nineteenth century. Now E.A. Smith offers a new view of George IV, one that does not minimise the king's faults but focuses on the positive qualities of his achievement in politics and in the patronage of the arts."--Jacket.

A prince and his education -- The pursuit of pleasure -- A palace for a prince -- Maria Fitzherbert -- Hopes disappointed -- Clouds of war -- Caroline -- A political prince -- The royal malady again -- Changing allegiances -- Brothers and sisters -- Prince regent -- A glorious victory -- Rebellious daughter -- Seditious subjects and turbulent Wife -- Crowned without a queen -- King of three dominions -- The king's servants -- 'The invisible' -- Constitutional monarch -- The royal builder -- Patron and collector -- The king in seclusion.