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Vicki Patterson

ALLEN PARK, MICHIGAN, United States
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  • The Courtiers

  • Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace
  • By: Lucy Worsley
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4 out of 5 stars 113

Kensington Palace is now most famous as the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, but the palace's glory days came between 1714 and 1760, during the reigns of George I and II. In the 18th century, this palace was a world of skullduggery, intrigue, politicking, etiquette, wigs, and beauty spots, where fans whistled open like switchblades and unusual people were kept as curiosities. Lucy Worsley's The Courtiers charts the trajectory of the fantastically quarrelsome Hanovers and the last great gasp of British court life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Social Overview

  • By Teadrinker on 08-05-14

fantastic tales of courtly life

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-05-18

Lucy does it again! An intriguing and enjoyable look at life at court. Lucy's books never disappoint! Highly recommended!