This year is the 300th anniversary of George I’s accession, and already Georgian fever is upon us – celebrating the ‘refined excess’ of an era spanning the reign of Georges I to IV (1714–1830).
Whilst the BBC and Channel 4 screen programmes with experts Amanda Vickery, Tom Service, Suzy Klein and Lucy Worsley, Historic Royal Palaces and The Queen’s Gallery are inviting visitors to take a closer look at Georgian life and ‘The Glorious Georges’.
To find out more about monarchy, family, art and pleasure in Britain 300 years ago, browse this range of new and recent titles from Yale, including English Monarchs volumes and the fascinating book behind Amanda Vickery’s series At Home with the Georgians. Also available, Joanna Marschner’s new biography Queen Caroline, exploring the life and times of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of King George II, plus Melanie Doderer-Winkler’s stunning book Magnificent Entertainments, about temporary architecture created for Georgian festivals.
About Yale English Monarchs:
For over thirty years the Yale English Monarchs series has brought the highest standards of historical scholarship to the widest possible readership. Harnessing the latest research, leading historians scrutinise the lives of the kings and queens of England and explore the cumulative impact of the longest permanent governing institution in Europe.
Georgian fever? Read more about ‘The Georgians: How they made Britain great’ in the Telegraph.