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Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor : Secrets, Scandals and Betrayals

Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover Windsor Secrets Scandals and Betrayals The genuine love match between Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled enthusiasm for the British monarchy In the past young princes reluctantly entered into arranged marriages and took mistr

  • Title: Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor : Secrets, Scandals and Betrayals
  • Author: Susanna de Vries
  • ISBN: 9780980621624
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • The genuine love match between Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled enthusiasm for the British monarchy In the past, young princes reluctantly entered into arranged marriages and took mistresses Perdita Robinson, a famous actress, was enticed from the stage with promises of money to live with the fickle Prince of Wales, who turned her and her child onto the stThe genuine love match between Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled enthusiasm for the British monarchy In the past, young princes reluctantly entered into arranged marriages and took mistresses Perdita Robinson, a famous actress, was enticed from the stage with promises of money to live with the fickle Prince of Wales, who turned her and her child onto the street Perdita fought back, won a financial settlement and became a pioneer of women s writing Edward VII s most fascinating mistresses were aristocrats wives like the multi talented unconventional Lady Jennie Churchill, mother of Winston, and the headstrong heiress, Daisy, Countess of Warwick, mother of one of Edward s love children Beautiful Alice Keppel became the love of Edward s life and was the great grandmother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, yet another royal mistress Edward s grandson, Edward VIII suffered an attack of mumps that left him physically and mentally immature He implored Mrs Freda Dudley Ward to elope but she refused Another mistress, Lady Thelma Furness, star of Hollywood s silent screen, introduced Edward to the domineering Wallis Simpson who insisted the impotent king seek psychiatric help In order that Wallis could look like a queen the Duke of Windsor lavished her with jewels and forgave her infidelities in this most intriguing of all royal stories From a reader I enjoy historical works by this author and this is about the 7th I ve read Motivations of the aristocrats and princes and mistresses makes me glad to be living in current times Much was determined by the woman s father s wealth or lack of it de Vries makes history approachable, especially about these mistresses whose circumstances were affected by religion, lack of marketable other skills or greed And also affected by the gambling debts of the aristocrats with whom their lives were entwined Not a very flattering view of royalty but good reading.

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    1. ‘Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor: Secrets, Scandals and BetrayalsWritten by Susanna de VriesISBN 978-0-9806216-2-1$34.95 plus postageEasy to buy from the author’s site using Paypal/VisaPirgos Press Cutty Sark Studio, 10 Matingara Rd, Chapel Hill, Brisbanesannadevries/pirgos_or Booktopia booktopia/royal-misAlso distributed by Dennis Jones & Associates & in bookshops.Format: Soft Cover First Published 2012Reviewed by Hazel Edwardshazeledwards ‘Every arranged marriage [...]

    2. Generally interesting book, but the editing, or lack thereof, frustrated me terribly. The author abuses commas like there's no tomorrow, and while I can and do usually overlook stuff like that (even if I do always notice it because I am inherently pedantic), this was so bad it actually detracted from my ability to enjoy the book. Commas and other poor/confusing grammar choices aside, if you're into this sort of biography, there's plenty to like here. The information appears to be well-researched [...]

    3. In her innocent, almost-bland prose, without any hint of scandal-mongering or salaciousness, Ms de Vries recounts some outrageous scandals. Some of the incidents are vintage Agatha Christie! While Mrs Simpson and Prince Charles emerge looking better than expected, other beloved royal figures are shown in a much less flattering light. An informative history of a stratum of society for whom anything goes -- as long as the public that pays their expenses doesn't find out.

    4. All Susanna de Vries books are full of interesting facts and snippets of history you would never learn in a history class. Royal Mistresses is a romp through the history of Royal debauchery and awfulness. In other words, it's a book you can't put down and only confirms what you already knew. a more avaricious, amoral bunch of people you couldn't possibly meet!

    5. This could have been quite engaging, but I found the writing poor and repetitive, and the stories of each mistress fragmented. I guess it doesn't help that I have read more detailed biographies of a number of the players mentioned in this volume, would not recommend.

    6. It was amazing how the aristocracy lived in past times. Thank goodness times have changed. The book was amazing. I couldn't put the book even though it wasn't terribly well written.

    7. It was an interesting subject but the way it was delivered was sloppy. The spelling was atrocious with poor punctuation and the repetition was maddening. In the end there were more faults with this book than there were redeeming features. I won't be recommending this book to my friends.

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