King's Mistress, Queen's Servant: The Life and Times of Henrietta Howard ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tracy Borman

King's Mistress, Queen's Servant: The Life and Times of Henrietta Howard

Vintage Digital
Publication date: December 2010
ISBN: 9781446420188
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$13.99

Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. Described by Swift as a consummate courtier who packed away her 'private virtues... like cloaths in a chest', by Pope as 'so very reasonable, so unmov'd', and by the world at large as 'the Swiss' (due to her apparent neutrality), she remains as fascinating and perplexing today as she was for her contemporaries.

Orphaned at the age of twelve after her mother died and her father was killed in a duel, and dragged into poverty by her brutal husband, Henrietta used her own ingenuity and determination to secure a role at the very heart of the royal court. Although renowned for her passivity and mildness, her relations with the Queen became increasingly acrimonious, and she made an enemy of Prime Minister Robert Walpole before eventually resigning her position amidst intense political scandal.

As well as providing a fascinating insight into the dynamics of the Georgian court, Tracy Borman's wonderful biography reveals a woman who was far more than the mistress to the King: a dedicated patron of the arts; a lively and talented intellectual in her own right; a victim of violence and adultery; a passionate advocate for the rights of women long before the dawn of feminism. Above all, she was a woman of reason in an Age of Reason. The mark that this enigmatic and largely forgotten royal mistress left on the society and culture of early Georgian England was to resonate well beyond the confines of the court, and can still be felt today.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
King's Mistress, Queen's Servant: The Life and Times of Henrietta Howard ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
391 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Tracy Borman
Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tracy Borman
Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction
Tracy Borman
Vintage Digital, August 2013
ISBN: 9780224090568
Format: ePub
List Price: $31.40 Our price: $28.99
Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tracy Borman
Queen of the Conqueror
Tracy Borman & Tracy Joanne Borman
Random House Publishing Group, April 2012
ISBN: 9780553808148
Format: ePub
Our price: $15.99
Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tracy Borman
Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror
Tracy Borman
Vintage Digital, October 2011
ISBN: 9780224090551
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.68 Our price: $12.99
Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tracy Borman
Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen
Tracy Borman
Vintage Digital, December 2010
ISBN: 9780099548621
Format: ePub
List Price: $18.82 Our price: $15.99