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The Imprisoned Princess By Catherine Curzon

The Imprisoned Princess

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The turbulent love letters of Sophia Dorothea and Count Phillip Christoph von Konigsmarck bring their forbidden affair vividly back to life.

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The Imprisoned Princess: The Scandalous Life of Sophia Dorothea of Celle by Catherine Curzon

When Sophia Dorothea of Celle married her first cousin, the future King George I, she was an unhappy bride. Filled with dreams of romance and privilege, she hated the groom she called pig snout and wept at news of her engagement. In the austere court of Hanover, the vibrant young princess found herself ignored and unwanted. Bewildered by dusty protocol and regarded as a necessary evil by her husband, Sophia Dorothea grew lonely as he gallivanted with his mistress under her nose. When Sophia Dorothea plunged headlong into a passionate and dangerous affair with Count Phillip Christoph von Konigsmarck, the stage was set for disaster. This dashing soldier was as celebrated for his looks as his bravery, and when he and Sophia Dorothea fell in love, they were dicing with death. Watched by a scheming and manipulative countess who had ambitions of her own, it was only a matter of time before scandal gripped the House of Hanover and tore the marriage of the heir to the British throne and his unhappy wife apart. Divorced and disgraced, Sophia Dorothea was locked away in a gilded cage for 30 years, whilst her lover faced an even darker fate.

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About Catherine Curzon


CATHERINE CURZON is a royal historian who writes on all matters 18th century at www.madamegilflurt.com. Her work has been featured on HistoryExtra.com, the official website of BBC History Magazine, and in publications such as Explore History, All About History, History of Royals, and Jane Austen's Regency World. She has spoken at venues including Kenwood House, Wellington College, the Royal Pavilion, the Hurlingham Club, the National Maritime Museum and Dr Johnson's House. Catherine holds a Master's degree in Film and when not dodging the furies of the guillotine, can be found cheering on the mighty Terriers. Her previous books, Life in the Georgian Court, Kings of Georgian Britain, Queens of Georgian Britain, The Scandal of George III's Court, and Sophia: Mother of Kings are all available from Pen and Sword Books. She lives in Yorkshire atop a ludicrously steep hill.

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NGR9781473872639
The Imprisoned Princess: The Scandalous Life of Sophia Dorothea of Celle by Catherine Curzon
Catherine Curzon
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Hardback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2020-02-24
200
1473872634
9781473872639
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