Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wild Boy: The Royal Family.

One of the things that I enjoyed about Wild Boy was that I didn't know much about the two King Georges. I knew that George I was a German and inherited a throne that he didn't much want. I knew that he was the king during the Battle of Culloden (thanks, Diana Gabaldon). Beyond that though, I didn't really know anything. So I did some digging. The story presented in Wild Boy is pretty correct: George I and II really did not get along. George I really did arrest George II and Caroline and place them under house arrest. George I really did keep his grandson Frederick away from his parents. Caroline really was a pretty sharp lady.

If you'd like to read a little bit more about this fascinating, turbulent, family, visit this website for a nice overview. For more about King George I visit this website.

King George I

King George II

Queen Caroline