elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
King George III is remembered for two things: losing the American colonies and going mad. It’s his first bout of madness that is the subject of “The Madness of King George”. Although described as a comedy (and it does have lots of funny and witty scenes in it that will make you laugh out loud),
Royals have always been accused of wasting a fortune on clothes, but, sometimes, that’s inevitable. Take Queen Charlotte of England, for instance. With six daughters, her bills for their wardrobe, even exercising all the possible economy, were bound to be high, as she complained to her brother Charles: “My expenses with five daughters*, of whom