The Secret Wife of King George IV by Diane Haeger

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Although it was illegal, secret, and against the express commands of his famously mad father, King George IV of England married twice--once for duty and once for love. While Caroline of Brunswick eventually became his lawful queen, it was the beautiful Maria Fitzherbert, recognized as his wife by the Catholic Church but not by the laws of England, who claimed his heart. In the hands of author Diane Haeger, their relationship becomes a mesmerizing love story, filled with intrigue and passion. The characters and drawing rooms of 18th Century England come alive to create a portrait of the age that is colorful and resonant with historical detail.

 

About Diane Haeger

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DIANE HAEGER is also the author of The Ruby Ring, Courtesan, and The Secret Wife of George IV. She lives in California.
 
Published March 16, 2000 by St. Martin's Press. 389 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The love story between George and Maria is happy, but they face struggles as George has risked his future on the throne and Maria faces alienation from society as the rumored secret wife of George.

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