mistresses of george i and ii catherine curzon
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Book review: The Mistresses of George I & II: A Maypole & a Peevish Beast by Catherine Curzon

*contains affiliate links* *review copy* Melusine von der Schulenburg was the longtime mistress of King George I of Great Britain before he even succeeded as King. She gave birth to three daughters by George, although none of them were recognised by him. George’s wife, Sophia Dorothea of Celle had been imprisoned following their divorce in [read more]

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Caroline of Ansbach – “A beautiful Princess of great merit”

Caroline of Ansbach was born on 1 March 1683 as the daughter of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and his second wife, Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach. She lost her father when she was just three years old, and he was succeeded as Margrave by his eldest son from his first marriage, Christian Albert. He was still only [read more]