There is a huge market for books like this, & Morris is very popular, so maybe I'm in the minority, but I thought this book was dreadful. The writing style is corny, the characters are cardboard stereotypes. The portrayal of the Hanoverian monarchs, George II & George III, is wildly inaccurate & unfair. They are portrayed as physically ugly & morally evil. How ridiculous! Morris has repeated every canard ever mentioned about G.III without bothering to do any research to see if they are accurate. George III was a Christian monarch, a man with high moral standards, who did the best he could for his nation, & in any event had no power to do anything to the American colonies. To say that "the angels wept" when he became king is totally silly. Come to think of it, this entire book was silly.