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By Lucy Worsley

In the eighteenth century, the palace's such a lot stylish meeting room was once in truth a bloody battlefield. This was once a global of skulduggery, politicking, wigs and beauty-spots, the place fanatics whistled open like flick-knives.

Ambitious and gifted humans flocked to courtroom of George II and Queen Caroline looking for energy and status, yet Kensington Palace used to be additionally a gilded cage. profitable courtiers wanted point heads and chilly hearts; their secrets and techniques have been by no means secure. between them, a Vice Chamberlain with many vices, a Maid of Honour with a mystery marriage, a pushy painter, an alcoholic equerry, a Wild Boy, a penniless poet, a dwarf comic, mysterious turbaned Turks and any variety of discarded royal mistresses.

An eye-opening portrait of a bunch of royal servants, Courtiers additionally throws new gentle at the dramatic lifetime of George II and Queen Caroline at Kensington Palace.

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