From Windsor to Weymouth, the shadow of scandal was never too far from the walls of the House of Hanover. Did a fearsome duke really commit murder or a royal mistress sell commissions to the highest bidders, and what was the truth behind George III's supposed secret marriage to a pretty Quaker? With everything from illegitimate children to illegal marriages, dead valets, and equerries sneaking about the palace by candlelight, these eyebrow-raising tales from the reign of George III prove that the highest of births is no guarantee of good behaviour. Prepare to meet some shocking ladies, some shameless gentlemen and some politicians who really should know better. Love, greed and ambition were the currency, and the stakes were high. So tighten your stays, hoist up your breeches and prepare for a gallop through some of the most shocking royal scandals from the court of George III. You'll never look at a king in the same way again. AUTHOR: Catherine Curzon is a royal historian who writes on all matters 18th century at www.madamegilflurt.com. Her work has been featured on HistoryExtra.com, the official website of BBC History Magazine and in publications such as Explore History, All About History, History of Royals and Jane Austen's Regency World . She has spoken at venues including Kenwood House, Wellington College, the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, the National Maritime Museum and Dr Johnson's House. Catherine holds a Master's degree in Film and when not dodging the furies of the guillotine, can be found cheering on the mighty Terriers. Her previous books, Life in the Georgian Court, Kings of Georgian Britain , and Queens of Georgian Britain, are all available from Pen and Sword Books. She lives in Yorkshire atop a ludicrously steep hill.