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Title George IV / E.A. Smith.
Author Smith, E. A.
Publication New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 306 pages) : illustrations.
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Call # eBOOK
Series Yale English monarchs
Yale English monarchs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index.
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 -- George IV's Children.
Summary "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.
Note Print version record.
Subject George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830.
George IV, King of Great Britain.
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830. (OCoLC)fst00016357
Regency -- Great Britain.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Regency. (OCoLC)fst01093039
Rois et souverains -- Grande-Bretagne -- Biographies.
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820.
Great Britain -- History -- George IV, 1820-1830.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1820-1830 (Georges IV)
Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1760-1820 (Georges III)
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Alt Title George the 4th
George the Fourth
Related To Print version: Smith, E. A. George IV 0300076851 (DLC) 98046868 (OCoLC)40193566
ISBN 0300184239 electronic bk.
9780300184235 electronic bk.

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