'First interview of the Princess Charlotte with Prince Leopold'
by T. Dixon, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, after William Marshall Craig Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published March 1818
7 3/4 in. x 5 in. (198 mm x 126 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and science
Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus
which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage
, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
Stamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.