Letter signed : Versailles, to "Madam, my sister" [Charlotte, Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818], 1788 Jan. 7.
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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (19 May 1744 – 17 November 1818) was Queen of Great Britain and Queen of Ireland as the wife of King George III. Charlotte was born into the royal family of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Charlotte was a patron of the arts and an amateur botanist who helped expand Kew Gardens. She introduced the Christmas tree to Britain, after decorating one for a Christmas party for children from Windsor in 1800. She was distressed by her husband's bouts of physical and mental illness,...
Phelypeaux, Count de Maurepas, was a French statesman and administrator, born in 1701 to Louis XIV's Secretary of State. Phelypeaux served under both Louis XV and Louis XVI, during which time he reformed the French navy and aided in the aristocracy's obstruction of political reform. From the description of 18th century French royal commission, 1759 May 24. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122646282 ...