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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
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    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

Lucy Worsley Is Second To None

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-15

After watching every documentary and history special hosted/presented by Lucy Worsley, this book was the icing on the tea cakes (do the they have icing on tea cakes?!).. I was able to hear her voice quoting George II speaking to his trops, see her modeling the whale bone hoops and tasting the wonderful plates eaten in KP. Thank you again Lucy for bringing your brand of humor and spark to the backstabbing underbelly of royal court life.

Lucy Worsley For President!

  • The Queen and Di

  • The Untold Story
  • By: Ingrid Seward
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

The Manchester Evening News declared, it took "a biographer like Ingrid Seward to unleash a sober, challenging glimpse into the one relationship of such scrutiny." That relationship is the complex, troubled, and often turbulent association between Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Queen and Di

  • By Rae Parmeter on 08-26-16

What Might Have Been

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-15

I adore anything Ingrid Seward does, from interviews to books or articles. she brings truth to the mystery of Charles and Diana, opening up a window to the struggles of real people who just happen to be of royal blood. Narration is spot on with the different voices used by the narrator. it makes the book almost come to life, as if the Queen and the Wales' were in your living room.

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