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Story: The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820


The ‘trial’ of Queen Caroline in 1820 was not actually a trial but a parliamentary debate on a bill designed to grant the King a divorce.


The trial ended in a compromise and an anticlimactic acquittal of Caroline. However she was debarred from the King’s coronation and died a fortnight later. Read much more about the painting here

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