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A survival manual for Georgian coutiers

A survival manual for Georgian coutiers


The great drawing room, crammed full of courtiers, lies at the heart of the Georgian royal palace. Here the king mingles most evenings with guests, signalling welcome with a nod, and displeasure with a turned back. The winners and losers of the Georgian era- which runs from 1714 – 1830 with the reigns of Kings George I to IV – can calculate precisely how high they have climbed (or fallen) by the warmth of their reception at court.