Tag: Hanoverians

Sophia Dorothea of Celle- The Lady in the Tower

Born the only child of the Duke George William of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1666, Sophia Dorothea was illegitimate.  Her mother was the Duke’s long standing mistress, Éléonore Marie d’Esmier d’Olbreuse, an exiled French Protestant aristocrat.  They weren’t even supposed to be together, and Sophia Dorothea was not supposed to exist. George William was supposed to marry […]

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La Petite Struensee

In an earlier post, we told the story of the tragic Caroline Matilda of Great Britain.  She had an affair with her deranged husband’s doctor and had a child by him.  (For more on that story, please see this post:  http://www.historynaked.com/princess-caroline-matilda-unhappily-ever/ )  She was sent in to exile and never saw her children again.  What […]

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The Delicate Investigation

George, the Prince Regent of England and the soon to be George IV, hated his wife.  I don’t mean they didn’t get on well together, I mean he loathed the sight of her.  When Caroline of Brunswick was introduced to her future husband, George embraced her then retreated to the other side of the room […]

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