Sophia Electress of Hanover : The Remarkable Life of the Mother of George I, Paperback Book

Sophia Electress of Hanover : The Remarkable Life of the Mother of George I Paperback

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The detailed memoirs and letters ofa gifted and prolific chroniclerprovide an insider s view of life for the top echelons of society in the 16th centurySophia, Electress of Hanover (16301714), granddaughter of James I, and mother of George I, is best remembered as the link between the Houses of Stuart and Hanover.

A true European, Sophia spoke English, French, German, Dutch, and Italian fluently, andwas open-minded and intellectually curious.

Her writings cover an astonishing variety of subjects: religion, philosophy, international gossip, household hints, politics, and the details of her family life."


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300 pages, colour illustrations, black & white halftones, colour illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9780720613421



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I was given this book as a gift, and (novels being more my usual diet) it’s not the sort of thing that I’d normally find myself reading. But I have a general interest in history and - as a writer myself - I always appreciate a well written text. And this is very well written, the author combining an accessible account of Sophia’s life with unobtrusive touches of dry wit. An enjoyable read.