God Save the King London The calm order of Queen Charlotte s court is shattered by screams Her beloved husband England s King has gone mad Left alone with thirteen children and a country at war Charlotte must

  • Title: God Save the King
  • Author: LauraPurcell
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  • London, 1788 The calm order of Queen Charlotte s court is shattered by screams Her beloved husband, England s King, has gone mad.Left alone with thirteen children and a country at war, Charlotte must fight to hold her husband s throne in a time of revolutionary fever But it is not just the guillotine that Charlotte fears it is the King himself.Her six daughters are desLondon, 1788 The calm order of Queen Charlotte s court is shattered by screams Her beloved husband, England s King, has gone mad.Left alone with thirteen children and a country at war, Charlotte must fight to hold her husband s throne in a time of revolutionary fever But it is not just the guillotine that Charlotte fears it is the King himself.Her six daughters are desperate to escape their palace asylum Their only chance lies in a good marriage, but no Prince wants the daughter of a madman They are forced to take love wherever they can find it with devastating consequences The moving true story of George III s madness and the women whose lives it destroyed.

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    1. LauraPurcell

      A former Waterstones bookseller, Laura is now a full time author of chilling Gothic fiction Her ghost story THE SILENT COMPANIONS was published by Bloomsbury Raven in October 2017 and will be followed by THE CORSET in 2018.Laura has also blogged extensively about the Hanoverian monarchy Her biopic novels QUEEN OF BEDLAM and MISTRESS OF THE COURT are the first in a series covering the lives and loves of the Georgian era queens.

    262 thoughts on “God Save the King”

    1. Where I got the book: purchased at a conference. Signed.Right, I’m going to start with a story so if you don’t like reviews that contain off-topic personal digressions, skip to the next one. But I love this story and have been waiting for a chance to put it in a review.A few years ago, when the TV show The Tudors was a hot item, I attended a writer’s conference in St. Louis. Now, I’m a US-based Brit who, despite having lived outside England for more than half my life, still has an Englis [...]

    2. Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at: flashlightcommentary.Stateside we really don't learn a lot about George III. If anything he is a vague shadowy figure from our high school history books, the king who lost America, though to be completely honest I'm not sure too many people could tell you even that much off the cuff. Personally I've read histories of the American Revolution and have dim recollections of the 1994 film starring Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren, but such shodd [...]

    3. Excellent novel about the effect that George III's madness has on his queen and his family, particularly his daughters.

    4. This is a deeply enjoyable, fast-paced account of events in the life of Queen Charlotte, the wife of ‘Mad’ King George III of England. Young British novelist, Laura Purcell has undertaken meticulous research to transform dramatic events into a historical page turner that contains much that I found new and intriguing. The story opens with skilfully evoked memories of Charlotte’s happy early years, as a newly arrived bride from a small German province, and the unlikely love and tenderness th [...]

    5. This was a completely engrossing novel. Told from the points of view of Queen Charlotte, her daughters Princess Charlotte (called Royal in the book) and Princess Sophia, it painted a vivd portrait of this Hanoverian family beset by so much tragedy. Queen Charlotte is the beloved wife of King George, who is slowly slipping into madness. Their daughters, once happy and joyous, now needed at home to help in the struggle to keep their father sane. As the family ages, the King slips further and furth [...]

    6. From the Author's note it would appear that the author wished to rehabilitate the reputation of Queen Charlotte: sadly, her story did not achieve that apart from - and it's a big setting aside - giving some insight into the psychological strain and almost bunker mentality engendered by George III's illness, known to history as madness but probably chronic and acute porphyria rather than mental degeneration. A wife and six daughter's were essentially sacrificed on the altar of 'keeping the King f [...]

    7. I can't squee enough about this novel -- it was so fascinating, disturbing, intriguing, and exciting it pulled me out of my reading slump -- and is another fabulous example of great, escapist historical fiction.Set in the late 18th/early 19th century during George III's reign, the novel follows his wife Charlotte and a handful of their 14 children (primarily their daughters). George -- "mad" King George as well as the hated George of the American Revolution-- is a beloved husband and father, and [...]

    8. I cannot applaud Laura Purcell enough for her depiction of the far-reaching, destructive effects of mental illness. I also appreciated her depiction of George III, who is more than the tyrant king that Americans learn about in Revolutionary War history. A loving husband and popular king, he was plagued with regret over the loss of the colonies and how that impacted his people. While it’s true that Purcell is presenting a fictional representation, it is believable.The narrative reveals the view [...]

    9. Told mainly through the Queen, Royal and Sophia, this novel is of how Queen Charlotte’s devotion to her husband turns slowly to frustration and resentment as he grows mentally and physically worse. Royal looks as if she will be able to break free, but she experiences her own unhappiness within the marriage that was supposed to redeem her. Sophia, who has her own health problems, is determined to find love, but her misguided choice ends up hurting her more than she could have foreseen.This was [...]

    10. What an amazing story! Queen Charlotte has such strength, very admirable in my eyes. I also felt for Royal and the other children. We all say as little kids that we want to be a princess, but it's certainly not what it seems to be. I am definitely looking forward to A Forbidden Crown.

    11. The madness of King George, as told through the eyes of his wife and daughters. This was a brilliant piece of historical fiction, sad and gripping, and definitely worth reading.

    12. A nice historical fiction read set between the less written about Georgian period of 1783 and 1818. It focuses on the family of King George III and how his 'descent into madness' affected his wife and children. It is told from the viewpoint of Queen Charlotte and some of her thirteen surviving children. It depicts a King and Queen whom had their favourite children, mourned the loss of precious babies, and daughters who were desperate to escape the King's clutches and his wish to keep them maiden [...]

    13. The period of English history that I am least with is the Regency period and all of the King Georges. I think part of my aversion is that the majority of books that I see set during this period are light, fluffy romances – of which I have fairly little use. I will admit it was primarily the title that drew me in to this novel. I have always had some amount of intrigue about the “madness of King George” and also find stories about those who tend to be on the periphery fascinating. While Geo [...]

    14. This was a very good enjoyable read. Before starting God Save the King I knew very little about this period of history, having always favoured reading books on the Tudor of Medieval periods. I was drawn in right from the first chapter, and eager to find out how the characters ended up in this sad situation. I really sympathized with Charlotte throughout the whole book, and can't imagine what it must have been like to lose so many loved ones, under such sad circumstances. I also thought the book [...]

    15. I have to say, I've never felt so depressed by a book before. It's not what you think -- the author did such a good job conveying the various emotions and situations of the three royal women featured in the novel that you couldn't help but empathize with them. Each and every one of them was trapped by society -- both the culture of the day and the constraints of royalty.Having watched The Madness of King George III, with Queen Charlotte played by the wonderful Helen Mirren, it came as a surprise [...]

    16. The Things Families Do to Each OtherAlthough this novel is about George III, Charlotte, and their children, it could be about any number of families. The complicated ties of loyalty, guilt, and love strangle the 14 children of this royal couple. Charlotte, herself, grieves the loss of her loving husband to seeming madness, as well as her two infant sons. There is the restriction of duties that prevent a true understanding between her and her daughters. While the sons have more freedom, the daugh [...]

    17. Don’t read this book unless you are prepared to become emotionally involved with the lives of people who died 200 years ago.God Save the King is a historical novel which gives an intimate insight into the lives of some of the women in the family circle of George III, in particular, his wife Queen Charlotte, his eldest daughter Princess Charlotte, known as Princess Royal, and one of his younger daughters, Princess Sophia.This book is well-written, and is an accessible way of learning about the [...]

    18. Just a wee reviewI've read quite a bit of nonfiction about George III and his family and know their histories, but this novel (as HF does) helped to humanize them in my mind. The novel is told from the point of view of George III's wife Charlotte and his six daughters. (Charlotte and George had 15 children and 13 survived to adulthood!) George III's illness (which was probably the inherited disease porphyria) plays a big role in the novel along with the effect it had on his family particularly h [...]

    19. thanks to for the review copywhat a great book which covers the women in the life of the (mad) king George III, I had a bit of knowledge having seen the film Madness of King George and also Blackadder III but learnt a lot from this bookwell written & researched this was a great experience and fully recommneded

    20. I want more! I have never read historical fiction regarding George III. I hope Laura Purcell keeps writing.

    21. A well-paced HF centered on Britain's King George The 3rd,who is believed have a hereditary Metabolic Condition called Porphyria which caused intense,often violent mood swings and how it affects not only him,but his loving but long-suffering wife Queen Charlotte and their many children. The illness suddenly shows up in 1788 ,when The King is well into his long reign and losing the Revolutionary War,so it was believed that his sudden change in personality is attributed to that. Queen Charlotte is [...]

    22. I haven't finished this book, I was bored with it so I'm afraid I had to abandon it. There was no story, it felt like a history book handing out information which I already knew having read about George III. There are too many characters telling there own story and I didn't get to know them or feel anything for them because they were in and out of chapters too quickly.As I was plodding on I kept thinking to myself 'when is something going to happen?' We only get thoughts and feelings of the char [...]

    23. Laura Purcell's two books about the Georgian Queens are true masterpieces. Simple as that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mrs. Purcell, for giving these amazing women their voices. I truly believe that you have done their stories justice and I cannot wait for the next book in the series to blow me away :)

    24. Let me preface this by noting that I bought this in the Kindle edition (so maybe some of the Cons are different in the paper version), for $2.99 (so it was definitely worth what I paid), and I'm a professional writer/editor (so I may be a bit harsh in terms of editing review). Overall, I was impressed with the book as a whole, and particularly the level of research and detail. As another reviewer mentioned, over here in the States, we rarely hear about King George III past the obligatory study [...]

    25. What an amazing historical fiction rendition of the story of George III from British author Laura Purcell. Her Queen of Bedlam, which was first published under a different name in England, is superb and a stand-out among the books written surrounding the various reigns of English monarchs.The Georgian novel, of the many historical novels surrounding the life and times of Kings, Queens, and their offspring, is one I adored reading for numerous reasons. I won’t call it a Regency novel, even if s [...]

    26. For reasons that completely escape me, I rather enjoyed this book. I spent the vast majority of my reading experience rolling my eyes and snarking. Even so, I do actually think God Save the King might be a good book. I don’t know why I think this, but I do. It’s rather a mystery.Perhaps what drew me to Laura Purcell’s debut was the subject matter. George III and his family are endlessly interesting, if rather tragic. Here in the States, history books generally mention George briefly as the [...]

    27. Read: October 2015Bookmarks: 4When King George III is losing his mind, his wife, Queen Charlotte does everything in her power to keep her family together. This is a story about family dealing with madness during a time when having a mental illness ruined your family’s reputation, and for the royal family there is a lot to lose, especially when your country is at war with America. This story twisted and pulled at my heart, even ripped it out sometimes and stomped on it. This story also infuriat [...]

    28. In "Queen of Bedlam," Queen Charlotte of England is not sure what to do about King George III. He started out being a very good husband and a very good father but things have changed. He's starting to descend into madness, which means that it is up to Charlotte to step up, which she believes that she is ill prepared to do. I had never read any historical fiction or even really history about Queen Charlotte or King George III so I was not really sure what to expect. I was intrigued by the story o [...]

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