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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick (1768-1821), Queen of George IV

Sitter in 91 portraits
Married George, Prince of Wales in 1795 but he was already secretly married to Mrs Fitzherbert. He abandoned her after the birth of their daughter Princess Charlotte. Caroline repaid her husband by leading a life of bawdy behaviour, travelling to Tunis and Constantinople. Following her husband's accession as King George IV, she claimed her rights as Queen in 1820. A Cabinet including Lords Liverpoo, Sidmouth, and Castlereagh immediately launched Parliamentary proceedings against her for adultery. In July 1821 she was refused entry to George IV's coronation and died a fortnight later of shock. Her body was shipped back to Brunswick, her birthplace.

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Caroline Fair, or Mat Pudding and his Mountebank

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, 16 April 1821
NPG D17927


The C-R-L--E Column (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 28 February 1821
NPG D17929


A Tribute of Respect to his late Majesty King George the Third

by G. Murray, by W. Morrison, published by Robert Bowyer, after Thomas Stothard, after James Stephanoff
stipple and line engraving, published 1822
NPG D33165


Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Peltro William Tomkins, published by J.F. Tomkins, after Anton Hansch
stipple engraving, published 27 January 1795
NPG D16088


Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Unknown artist, published by John Fairburn
mezzotint, published 24 February 1795
NPG D19168


Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

published by Robert Laurie, published by James Whittle
roulette work, published 1 December 1796
NPG D15689


Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

possibly by Robert Hicks, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon
stipple engraving, published 20 February 1818
NPG D16089


Characters in the New Piece Now Performing at the Theatre Royal Cotten Garden 1820

published by John Marshall Jr
hand-coloured etching, published 6 November 1820
NPG D46025a

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