Tag: Royal History

Guest Post: Catherine Curzon – The Daughters of George III: Sisters and Princesses

My forthcoming book, The Daughters of George III: Sisters and Princesses, tells the sometimes turbulent stories of the six daughters of George III and his wife, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. From secret babies and forbidden romances to siding with Napoleon and raging at their domineering mother, their lives of Charlotte, Augusta, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, and Amelia were filled with drama. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to each of these remarkable women.

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Author Q&A: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley

We recently invited Facebook users to send in questions they would love Kirsten Claiden-Yardley to answer about Thomas Howard. Read on as Kirsten provides some fascinating answers!

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Guest Post: Catherine Curzon – George I: Murder, Marriage and Mayhem

In the hothouse world of continental royalty, arranged marriages were old news. They weren’t always love matches, but few ended as badly as that of George I. By the time his divorce was finalised, a man was dead, a woman was ruined and the woman who was almost queen of England was destined for a three decade prison sentence.

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Marie Antoinette: Dauphins and Dentistry

We have an exciting guest post from Pen and Sword author and historian of Georgian royalty, Catherine Curzon. We hope you enjoy!

Marie Antoinette is an icon of tragic glamour, clad in silks and strutting in her stuff in towering wigs. But the road to the Bourbon throne was far from easy. If dental surgery brings you out in a cold sweat, you have been warned.

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Top Ten Tudor Love Stories: Part 2

We hope you enjoy the first part of Kirsten Claiden-Yardley‘s countdown of the top ten Tudor love stories! Here’s the top five – oh la la!

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Top Ten Tudor Love Stories: Part 1

Here is the first part of the top ten Tudor love stories from Pen and Sword author Kirsten Claiden-Yardley. The Man Behind the Tudors by Kirsten is out now. Enjoy!

In November 1497, shortly after the death of his first wife, Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of Norfolk, married her cousin, Agnes Tilney. Although he was one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in England, his new wife brought no money, land or influence to the marriage. Combined with the speed at which permission was obtained from the pope for the wedding, it is generally believed that this was a love match and they went on to have an apparently happy marriage. Theirs was not the only Tudor love story but, in a world where marriages were important transactions and where affairs could be highly political, not everyone was lucky enough to have such a happy ending. Here is a rundown of ten top Tudor love stories and their aftermaths.

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5 Scandalous Facts: George IV

Pen and Sword author and historian of Georgian royalty, Catherine Curzon has 5 scandalous facts about George IV to share with us today.


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