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eBook The Lost Queen (Isis Romance) epub
  • ISBN: 0753181150
  • Author: Norah Lofts
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Isis Large Print; Large Print edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • ePUB size: 1702 kb
  • FB2 size 1453 kb
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Nora Lofts makes the past vome alive beautifully written .

Nora Lofts makes the past vome alive beautifully written. I would recommend to any history lover or anyone who admires strong women.

In "The Lost Queen," Norah Loft has created a spellbinding tale that vividly evokes the stark contrasts of 18th-century Denmark: the cruelty, poverty, and oppression of existence under an absolute monarch sinking into madness; the royal court with its pomp and pageantry; and the hatreds an. .

In "The Lost Queen," Norah Loft has created a spellbinding tale that vividly evokes the stark contrasts of 18th-century Denmark: the cruelty, poverty, and oppression of existence under an absolute monarch sinking into madness; the royal court with its pomp and pageantry; and the hatreds and intrigues that swirled around the young, lovely figure who was, briefly, its queen. a poignant and romantic love story in Norah Lofts' best style.

A literal blank slate, I knew nothing about this story prior to picking it up, but by the time I'd finished I was consumed with a desire to know more.

by. Lofts, Norah, 1904-1983. Caroline Mathilde, Queen, consort of Christian VII, King of Denmark, 1751-1775. Fawcett Publications. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. B on January 26, 2010.

Written by Norah Lofts, narrated by Patricia Gallimore. Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins. Categories: Fiction, Chick Lit & Romance.

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Norah Lofts (Author), Patricia Gallimore (Narrator), Isis Publishing Ltd (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. With careful attention to historical detail, Norah Lofts writes of 18th century Denmark, when the English princess Caroline Matilda, sister of King George III, was engaged to and then married to the Danish King Christian VII. Denmark was a backward country, politically, culturally, and socially, a country of extreme poverty and class differences; and Christian was ill-equipped to lead his country out of its medieval state.

The Story of the Lost Special", sometimes abbreviated to "The Lost Special", is a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle first published as part of the Round the Fire series in The Strand Magazine of August 1898. It is implied to be a Sherlock Holmes story, though his name is not used. The story's narrative mode is third person, subjective, though the narrator is not identified.

"Princesses are born to be exiled. What is the alternative? Spinsterhood?"Thus the future of Caroline Matilda, youngest sister of George III, was settled - marriage to the nearly insane Prince of Denmark. Prompted by a sense of foreboding, she begged that one of her sisters should be sent in her place. But Caroline was the healthiest, the strongest of the English princesses, and as well as being exiled, princesses were meant to be brood mares...Exiled in a strange country, isolated by her inability to speak the language, Caroline forms a close bond with the King's doctor, Johann Struensee. They become lovers, eventually being arrested and charged with treason, with tragic consequences...
Comments: (7)
Nilador
With careful attention to historical detail, Norah Lofts writes of 18th century Denmark, when the English princess Caroline Matilda, sister of King George III, was engaged to and then married to the Danish King Christian VII. Denmark was a backward country, politically, culturally, and socially, a country of extreme poverty and class differences; and Christian was ill-equipped to lead his country out of its medieval state. He was marginally intelligent, but at times childlike, lacking in social skills or the ability to lead. In 1768, his cabinet, realizing Christian's frailties, hires a German physician, Johann Frederick Struensee, to be, more or less, his "babysitter." Struensee is brilliant, passionate, ambitious, and a student of The Enlightenment. Eventually, he and Caroline Matilda fall in love, and Struensee pretty much takes over the legislation of Denmark. He passes hundreds of new laws, attempting to bring Denmark into a time of social and political progress. Struensse's rise to power, and eventual calamitous downfall are vividly portrayed. Caroline Matilde is portrayed here as a bit of a love-starved simpleton, but her tragedy is no less immediate. Even though she provided two heirs for Denmark's royal line, she was eventually exiled from the country and never saw her children again. This is a heart-breaking story rich in intrigue and passion. A much better novel about this era is " The Royal Physician's Visit" by Per Olav Enquist. Also of interest would be the Danish film, "A Royal Affair," which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2012.
Konetav
This is a well-written work of historical fiction that will keep the reader riveted to its pages until the very end. It tells the story of Princess Caroline Mathilde of England, sister to King George III. At the age of fifteen she was wed to young King Christian VII, who eventually became known as the mad king of Denmark. Temperamental, high strung, and given to strange outbursts, his predilection for strange behavior was known early on, but despite this, the two kingdoms would still see these two wed, as the unification of England and Denmark was paramount to individual happiness.

King Christian VII developed a peculiar aversion to his wife and, consequently had conjugal relations with her only once, which propitiously resulted in the birth of a son nine months later. Alone in a foreign country, whose language she was only beginning to learn, and estranged from a King surrounded by sycophants, the young Queen gravitated to the one person who treated her as a person in her own right, the King's physician, Johann Struensee.

An advocate of the philosophy of Enlightenment that was overtaking Europe, Struensee had many ideas that were introduced as reforms in Denmark, through his influence with the King, who by now was easily led. These reforms were to make many enemies for him, as they upset the established feudal system that still existed in eighteenth century Denmark at the time. As he gained power through his influence, resentment against him grew within those circles that had formerly been close to the King. Unaware of the growing animosity against him, Struensee and the Queen became close intimates, bound by shared ideas and interests.

Struensee's relationship with the Queen, who was lonely and starved for affection, eventually transgressed the bounds set by propriety. Now lovers in fact, their relationship became grist for the rumor mill. As gossip and innuendo about their relationship swirled across royal circles in Europe, it ultimately became the focal point for a political coup that saw them both arrested and charged with treason. What ultimately happened to each of them was tragic.

This is a richly atmospheric work of historical fiction, filled with political intrigue, historical personages and events, as well as a bittersweet and poignant romance that was to have so many personal and political ramifications. It is a well told story that will hold the reader in its thrall until the very last page is turned.
Ygglune
This is based on the true story of the sister of King George 111 of England who became Queen of Denmark. For anyone who enjoys historical novels. Norah Lofts is an excellent author of this genre.
Kabei
Loved the movie so decided to buy the book. It's pretty good although sometimes it's a bit confusing the way it's written.
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