New Enlightened Princesses - Caroline, Augusta and Charlotte

Enlightened Princesses - Caroline, Augusta and Charlotte exhibition book

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Published as part of the ‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World,’ exhibition, which launches in Kensington Palace  in June 2017 and details the lives of three prominent and influential princesses of the past.

These princesses were renowned for their intelligence, and were prominent figures in the promotion of the arts and sciences in Britain over the 18th century. Among the celebrated names drawn to their court were Sir Isaac Newton and the composer Frederick Handel.

  • *Hardback edtion
  • *Featuring colour photographs
  • *Part of the Enlighted Princesses Kensington Palace exhibition
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Published as part of the ‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World,’ exhibition, which launches in Kensington Palace  in June 2017 a Read More...

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    • This beautifully  illustrated book explored the influence of three powerful, intelligent women who 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.

      Book features the following german princesses:

      • *Caroline of Ansbach (1683-1737)
      • *Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719-1772)
      • *Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (1744-1818) 

      A major new exhibition Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World explores the lives of three German princesses, whose marriage into the British royal family and wide-ranging interests placed them at the very heart of the enlightenment in progress in 18th century Britain. The exhibition, which opened at the Yale Center for British Art in February, will be displayed at Kensington Palace between June and November 2017.

      While much has been written about the Hanoverian monarchs – the German Kings who famously feuded with their sons and lost control of the North American colonies - the important role played by their wives has never before been carefully evaluated. Now, thanks to new research emerging from a fruitful academic partnership between Historic Royal Palaces and the Yale Center for British Art, their story will be told for the first time. Three fiercely intelligent, dynamic and culturally curious women emerge from the shadows of history: committed patrons of the arts and sciences, and powerful advocates of ‘Brand Britain’. Their shaping of the monarchy leaves its legacy to our present day.