A Guest Post for Madame Gilflurt

QueenCaroline1820Caroline of Brunswick often gets a raw deal, what with all those accounts about her poor personal hygiene and uncouth outbursts, but if there’s one thing which endears her to me it’s her love of Gothic novels. Caroline couldn’t get her hands on enough  sensationalised stories of victimised heroines, who are invariably tricked out of their inheritance, threatened with rape, or forced into marriage, and locked away in the highest tower or dankest dungeon of a supposedly haunted castle. Gothic Romances were often mocked for their far-fetched plots, but the truth is that the novels of the time have nothing on Caroline’s real-life family dramas.

Read the full post over at www.madamegilfurt.com

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