Book Review: Sophia: Mother of Kings by Catherine Curzon

Genre: Historical, non fiction

Publisher: Pen and Sword

Pub date: 30 October 2019


This is the story of the life of Sophia, Electress of Hanover.

Sophia was the granddaughter of James I and mother of George I.

As a child she lived in exile following the actions of her father Frederick V and Elizabeth Stuart. She was known as a Winter Princess.

Sophia married Ernest Augustus and spent her life devoted to him even whilst his own brother attempted to woo her before marrying himself. Her new sister in law caused much strife for Sophia but she battled through it.

Sophia was heir to the English throne but unfortunately passed away before her chance to become Queen of England arose.

I hadn’t read anything about Sophia prior to this and find her such a strong individual. She provided strength to her family through heartbreak and disaster, a truly inspirational lady.

It seems a shame she never got her chance to become Queen.

For those with an interest in history I’d recommend this. Thank you to NetGalley and Pen and Sword for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my review.

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