Princess Augusta: The Scheming Princess 1719 - 1772
She was the wife of the heir to the throne, and was adored by the public as their future queen. One half of a darling couple, beloved by their people. But after his sudden death, she was a woman alone in a foreign country and choices she made – particularly in the guidance of her son George III -were questioned and derided. The press tore her apart and she fell spectacularly from grace. But was this woman really a threat to the monarchy? Or did she try to play the role of both parents to her son, seeking help where she thought right? Was she just a supporting player in men’s journey to the throne, or did she forge her own path under the glare of public scrutiny?