Royal ruptures: Caroline of Ansbach and the politics of illness in the 1730s

  title={Royal ruptures: Caroline of Ansbach and the politics of illness in the 1730s},
  author={Emrys D. Jones},
  journal={Medical Humanities},
  pages={13 - 17}
Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II, occupied a crucial position in the public life of early 18th-century Britain. She was seen to exert considerable influence on the politics of the court and, as mother to the Hanoverian dynasty's next generation, she became an important emblem for the nation's political well-being. This paper examines how such emblematic significance was challenged and qualified when Caroline's body could no longer be portrayed as healthy and life giving. Using private… 
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