Jean Plaidy’s The Princess of Celle – Sophia Dorthea of Celle


Sophia Dorothea of Brunswick and Lunenburg (Celle line) (15 September 1666 – 13 November 1726)

What a sad, tragic story.

She had an unusually happy childhood because her parents married for love which was rare among these royals. Then, at 15 she was married to George (who later became King George I of England) who was totally crass and rude and mean. He did not like her because she was too well-mannered and people liked her whereas he naturally alienated people.  What a dick.

She had to go live in Hannover. Her mother-in-law hated her especially because Sophia’s father was supposed to have married her and when he saw her he was like ew I’m not marrying her and he went and married Sophia’s mother. The Duke’s mistress hated her because everyone liked Sophia.

She ended up being imprisoned for having an affair. It was silly, since everyone had affairs. The 2 evil women – her-mother-in-law and the duke’s mistress made it happen. She was imprisoned for the last 20 or 30 years of her life. It was a cushy castle not a prison prison. That’s really sad. Her children that she was obligated to have for George tried to get her out of prison but never did. She loved her children, so she had some happiness in her life.

She never made it to England, but her son became George II.

The Princess of Celle by Jean Plaidy

The Princess of Celle by Jean Plaidy

Not one of the best Plaidy books, but I am intent on reading them all!

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One Response to Jean Plaidy’s The Princess of Celle – Sophia Dorthea of Celle

  1. bettyx1138 says:

    omg lesleycarter, you are probably the only person not in my immediate family who’s read any of my blog posts. hello!

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