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Charlotte Sophia: Myth, Madness, and the Moor

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Charlotte Sophia was Queen of England. Wife of "mad" King George III. But when did her king, her country, or her lover discover she was of African descent? Is this why King George went mad? In this sweeping portrait of one of England's most unexplored yet beloved queens, award-winning author Tina Andrews (Sally Hemings An American Scandal) combines meticulous research and her adept mastery for "connecting historical dots." This, the second edition of her successful novel boldly imagines the aristocratic intrigue, sexual deviance and family dysfunction in the odyssey of the German princess for whom King George III bought Buckingham House which has become the world famous "Buckingham Palace." The story begins in Mecklenburg, Germany where young Princess Charlotte learns a family secret before her father's death that would send her on a lifetime quest. Meanwhile, newly crowned King George III is informed he must marry. But to his dismay, he cannot wed the woman he loves because she is Catholic with a defective bloodline. Thus a search begins for an appropriate German, Protestant royal. Charlotte has been forced to hide her tawny ethnic coloring under white Elizabethan make-up iby her mother anxious for a suitable for the title-rich-but-cash-poor family. Now Charlotte has the opportunity to be interviewed as a potential wife for the British king. But Charlotte, too, is in love with someone else - the talented, dashing, but commoner Johann Christian Bach (son of JS Bach). Now, in order to attract the rich, eligible king she must give up Bach. Does George give up Lady Sarah? What is the high price Charlotte must pay to be a British Queen consort? And what of her family secret and quest for answers? All is revealed. The novel spans 50 years in the life of a formidable queen whose history collides with lust, betrayal, politics, murder...and madness.

ISBN-13: 9780998226071

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Malibu Press

Publication Date: 08-19-2018

Pages: 472

Product Dimensions: 9.00h x 6.00w x 1.05d

TINA ANDREWS is an international award-winning author, screenwriter, and director. Her nonfiction book, "Sally Hemings An American Scandal: The Struggle To Tell The Controversial True Story," won the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Literary Nonfiction" and the Literary Award of Excellence from the Memphis Writers Conference. The book chronicled her experiences making her award-winning 4-hour CBS miniseries, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal which she wrote and Executive Produced. It garnered Miss Andrews the Writers Guild of America Award for "Outstanding Television Long Form," and the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries or Special." The miniseries was based on her play, "The Mistress of Monticello." Her contribution to film and television led Andrews to be honored with the MIB/Prism Filmmaker Image Award, and a Proclamation from the City Council of New York. Miss Andrews also wrote and Executive Produced the 4-hour CBS miniseries, "Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis"; wrote the Warner Bros. film, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?"; and wrote, produced and directed the Showtime animated series "Sistas 'n the City." She has an essay in the book, "The First Time I Got Paid For It: Writers Tales From The Hollywood Trenches," and has published essays in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Written By, Contents, and Creative Screenwriting magazines. Miss Andrews has been a guest on Oprah; CBS This Morning; Mysteries and Scandals on E!; PBS Frontline; and BET Now; and PBS' Voices of Wisdom. Miss Andrews was named one of 50 To Watch by Daily Variety. Contact her at: