• Title: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World
  • Author: Joanna Marschner David Bindman Lisa L. Ford Cassandra Albinson Robyn Asleson Donald Burrows Wolf Burchard Florence Grant
  • ISBN: 9780300217100
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Enlightened Princesses Caroline Augusta Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World Caroline of Ansbach Augusta of Saxe Gotha and Charlotte of Mecklenberg Strelitz were three German princesses who became Queens Consort or in the case of Augusta Que
    Caroline of Ansbach 1683 1737 , Augusta of Saxe Gotha 1719 1772 , and Charlotte of Mecklenberg Strelitz 1744 1818 were three German princesses who became Queens Consort or, in the case of Augusta, Queen in Waiting, Regent, and Princess Dowager of Great Britain, and were linked by their early years at European princely courts, their curiosity, aspirations, and an investCaroline of Ansbach 1683 1737 , Augusta of Saxe Gotha 1719 1772 , and Charlotte of Mecklenberg Strelitz 1744 1818 were three German princesses who became Queens Consort or, in the case of Augusta, Queen in Waiting, Regent, and Princess Dowager of Great Britain, and were linked by their early years at European princely courts, their curiosity, aspirations, and an investment in Enlightenment thought This sumptuously illustrated book considers the ways these powerful, intelligent women left enduring marks on British culture through a wide range of activities the promotion of the court as a dynamic forum of the Hanoverian regime the enrichment of the royal collection of art the advancement of science and industry and the creation of gardens and menageries Objects included range from spectacular state portraits to pedagogical toys to plant and animal specimens, and reveal how the new and novel intermingled with the traditional.

    One Reply to “Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World”

    1. This is a most beautifully produced book. No one seems to have said what it's about, so I will do my best. It is full of paintings and botanical illustrations and ornaments and portraits and essays on the queen consorts themselves, their patronage of all this gorgeous ephemera. There are essays on the things that swept the courts such as inoculation and subjects such as child welfare and slavery. It was created for an exhibition on the subject but is a large, hefty coffee table book of some subs [...]

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