An eye-opening portrait of an enthralling group of royal servants, Courtiers by Lucy Worsley throws new light on the dramatic life of George II and Queen Caroline and their court at Kensington Palace.
Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (including Hampton Court and the Tower of London), Lucy Worsley is a leading young historian. She regularly appears on TV and radio shows including BBC TV's The One Show and Timewatch. Her first book, Cavalier, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim.
"All those flowers placed outside Princess Diana's London home 13 summers ago are only the latest chapter in the history of one of those palaces where the walls could tell many a tale about the intersection of aristocracy and political culture."-Martin Rubin, "The Wall Street Journal""Brilliantly entertaining ... [she] writes with flair, bringing her characters to life ... In spite of its accessible charm, "Courtiers "is a serious historical study which chisels much richness from the ornate, dingy, contradictory world of the palace."-"Times Literary Supplement""As chief curator of the Historic Royal Palaces charity Worsley couldn't have been in a better position to winkle out the secrets of one of the palaces under her aegis. She has written a book that vividly brings to life the reigns of the first Hanoverian monarchs and almost humanises the two Georges ... Worsley's book is full of extraordinary charact