Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World (Hardcover)

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World By Joanna Marschner (Editor), David Bindman (Editor), Lisa L. Ford (Editor), A. Cassandra Albinson (Contributions by), Robyn Asleson (Contributions by), Donald Burrows (Contributions by), Wolf Burchard (Contributions by), Florence Grant (Contributions by), Tyler Griffith (Contributions by), Mark Hallett (Contributions by), Craig Ashley Hanson (Contributions by), Samantha Howard (Contributions by), Roisin Inglesby (Contributions by), Emma Jay (Contributions by), Berta Joncus (Contributions by), Kathryn Jones (Contributions by), Mark Laird (Contributions by), Todd Longstaffe-Gowan (Contributions by), Amy R. W. Meyers (Contributions by), Clarissa Campbell Orr (Contributions by), Frank Prochaska (Contributions by), Lee Prosser (Contributions by), Aileen Ribeiro (Contributions by), Joseph Roach (Contributions by), Jane Roberts (Contributions by), Cynthia Roman (Contributions by), Matthew Storey (Contributions by), John Styles (Contributions by), Glenn Adamson (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Joanna Marschner (Editor), David Bindman (Editor), Lisa L. Ford (Editor), A. Cassandra Albinson (Contributions by), Robyn Asleson (Contributions by), Donald Burrows (Contributions by), Wolf Burchard (Contributions by), Florence Grant (Contributions by), Tyler Griffith (Contributions by), Mark Hallett (Contributions by), Craig Ashley Hanson (Contributions by), Samantha Howard (Contributions by), Roisin Inglesby (Contributions by), Emma Jay (Contributions by), Berta Joncus (Contributions by), Kathryn Jones (Contributions by), Mark Laird (Contributions by), Todd Longstaffe-Gowan (Contributions by), Amy R. W. Meyers (Contributions by), Clarissa Campbell Orr (Contributions by), Frank Prochaska (Contributions by), Lee Prosser (Contributions by), Aileen Ribeiro (Contributions by), Joseph Roach (Contributions by), Jane Roberts (Contributions by), Cynthia Roman (Contributions by), Matthew Storey (Contributions by), John Styles (Contributions by), Glenn Adamson (Contributions by)
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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 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.


Published in association with the Yale Center for British Art and Historic Royal Palaces


Exhibition Schedule:

Yale Center for British Art
(02/02/17–04/30/17)

Kensington Palace
(06/22/17–11/12/17)

About the Author


Joanna Marschner is senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Kensington Palace. David Bindman is professor emeritus of art history at University College London. Lisa L. Ford is assistant director of research at the Yale Center for British Art.

Praise For…


“Erudite but accessible and ambitious in scope, it is visually stunning and consistently engaging.”—Matthew Dennison, World of Interiors
— Matthew Dennison


Product Details
ISBN: 9780300217100
ISBN-10: 0300217102
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 592
Language: English