Proposal to Murder the Queen


Caroline of Brunswick was married to the future George IV in 1795, but they separated soon afterwards, the prince engaging in a number of affairs. In 1820, when George succeeded to the throne he attempted to enforce the passing of a bill in Parliament enabling a divorce. Yet his unpopularity led to the government dropping the bill. Caroline became a focus of public dissatisfaction with the monarch, especially as she was barred from attending the coronation, despite being Queen Consort. This broadside is a veiled attack on the king.

Full title:
Proposal to Murder the Queen! [A criticism of a paragraph in the “Morning Post” of 26 June 1820.]
1820, 269 the Strand, London
Handbill / Ephemera
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Public Domain
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British Library

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