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Read about why the life of a royal isn’t always tea and crumpets on MSNBC.  Read the text on the right and scroll through the article by clicking on the red arrow on each subsequent screen; I’m quoted throughout the article, starting on the third screen or so. Click here to go to MSNBC.com


The following two articles were published in JANE AUSTEN’S REGENCY WORLD magazine. The first, “A Problem Like Maria,” explores the tempestuous relationship and clandestine marriage of George, Prince of Wales (the future George IV) and Maria Fitzherbert.
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The second article, “Not So Sweet Caroline,” focuses on George’s relationship with the woman he married legitimately, his odiferous first cousin,Caroline of Brunswick.
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“Here’s To You, Mrs. Robinson,” about the extraordinary life of the celebrated 18th c. actress, royal mistress, courtesan, author, and feminist Mary Robinson, first appeared in JANE AUSTEN’S REGENCY WORLD magazine in 2008.
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“That Hamilton Woman” is another two-part article, about Emma, Lady Hamilton, a rags-to-riches-to-rags saga about the notorious, glorious life of Lord Nelson’s mistress and the greatest real-life love story in English history.
Read part 1 | Read part 2