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.
- Article by:
- Ruth Mather
- Power and politics
Ruth Mather considers how Britain's intellectual, political and creative circles responded to the French Revolution.