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Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

(1768-1821), Queen of George IV

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 101 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 Liverpool, 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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'The Kings and Queens of England: From the Conquest to Queen Victoria', by Henry Hering - NPG Ax131392

'The Kings and Queens of England: From the Conquest to Queen Victoria'

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862
NPG Ax131392

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, after Unknown artist - NPG D9141

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 24 February 1795
NPG D9141

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by John Murphy, published by  John Jeffryes, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D33364

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by John Murphy, published by John Jeffryes, after Thomas Stothard
mezzotint, published 21 May 1795
NPG D33364

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by James Tookey, probably after  Friedrich Schroeder - NPG D10849

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by James Tookey, probably after Friedrich Schroeder
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D10849

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by James Tookey, probably after  Friedrich Schroeder - NPG D10850

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by James Tookey, probably after Friedrich Schroeder
line engraving, published 1795
NPG D10850

'The lover's dream', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12515

'The lover's dream'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 January 1795
NPG D12515

'Enchantments lately seen upon the mountains of Wales, - or - Shon-ap-Morgan's reconcilement to the fairy princess, by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12576

'Enchantments lately seen upon the mountains of Wales, - or - Shon-ap-Morgan's reconcilement to the fairy princess

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 June 1796
NPG D12576

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