Mistress of the Court

ebook Georgian Queens

By Laura Purcell

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Orphaned and trapped in an abusive marriage, Henrietta Howard has little left to lose. She stakeseverything on a new life in Hanover with its royal family, the heirs to the British throne.Henrietta's beauty and intelligence soon win her the friendship of clever Princess Caroline and hermercurial husband, Prince George. But, as time passes, it becomes clear that friendship is the lastthing on the hot-blooded young prince's mind. Dare Henrietta give into his advances and anger herviolent husband? Dare she refuse?Whatever George's shortcomings, Princess Caroline is determined to make the family a success. Yetthe feud between her husband and his obstinate father threatens all she has worked for. As Englanderupts in Jacobite riots, her family falls apart. She vows to save the country for her children to inherit –even if it costs her pride and her marriage.Set in the turbulent years of the Hanoverian accession, Mistress of the Court tells the story of tworemarkable women at the centre of George II's reign.

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