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The king's wife : George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert

Author: Valerie Irvine
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most extraordinary episodes in British royal history took place on 15 December 1785 when George, Prince of Wales (later Prince Regent and George IV) secretly married the beautiful, twice-widowed and Roman Catholic Maria Fitzherbert. This marriage was in breach of the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 but almost certainly valid in the eyes of the church. If it had been discovered, George might well have
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Irvine, Valerie.
King's wife.
London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2005
(OCoLC)654753081
Named Person: Maria Anne Fitzherbert; George, King of Great Britain; Maria Anne Fitzherbert; George, King of Great Britain; König IV ) Georg (Großbritannien; Mary A Fitzherbert
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Irvine
ISBN: 185285443X 9781852854430
OCLC Number: 56648835
Description: 251 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Valerie Irvine.
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"One of the most extraordinary episodes in British royal history took place on 15 December 1785 when George, Prince of Wales (later Prince Regent and George IV) secretly married the beautiful, twice-widowed and Roman Catholic Maria Fitzherbert. This marriage was in breach of the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 but almost certainly valid in the eyes of the church. If it had been discovered, George might well have forfeited his claim to the throne. As it was, George and Maria lived together for twenty-five years, and remained deeply attached, despite George's disastrous (and probably bigamous) public marriage to Princess Caroline of Brunswick. The King's Wife is an account of a love match that pre-echoes the later relationship of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.

In the eyes of George IV's own family, Maria was his real wife."--Jacket.

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