Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Video: Two Schoolboys' View of a Georgian Prince

Friday, April 3, 2015
Frederick, Prince of Wales
Loretta reports:

The early Georgians are not my specialty.  I’m more familiar with the Prince Regent (later, King George IV) than his predecessors.  But it’s interesting to learn how a family tradition of mutual father-son antipathy continues over generations.

In this short video clip, two schoolboys explain Prince Frederick and his family situation.  If you want to know more, you can view a lengthier and more detailed (and yes, very entertaining) account of the Georgian monarchs here.

Image: Attributed to Joseph Highmore, Frederick, eldest son of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Anspach (circa 1740-50), from the Royal Collection via Wikipedia

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Elinor Aspen said...

Regarding the caption on the image, I believe Frederick's mother was Caroline of Anspach (Caroline of Brunswick was the unwanted wife of George IV).

LorettaChase said...

Thank you, Elinor, for being so alert! I should know better than to simply copy captions without double checking. This isn't the first incorrect one I've come upon. But now it's fixed. Thank you again!

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