Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn(1767-1820), Soldier; son of George III; father of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Fourth son of George III and father of Queen Victoria. In 1789, he was made colonel of the 7th Royal Fusiliers but abused his position, returning to England from the Continent without leave. His father sent him to Gibraltar where, disgraced, he served as an ordinary officer. In 1802, he was promoted to Governor of Gibraltar to restore discipline but his harsh methods sparked off a mutiny and he was recalled to England. A womaniser, Edward had an illegitimate daughter with one of his many mistresses. In 1818, however, he married Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. The huge debts he left the Royal family at his death were later paid off using Queen Victoria's royal income.
by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862
published by Archibald Hamilton Jr
etching, published 1 March 1790
by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, after Pierre Noel Violet, and by and published by Michelangelo Pergolesi
line engraving and etching, published 26 July 1792
after Unknown artist
stipple engraving and aquatint, late 1830s
- Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse (granddaughter)
- Princess Amelia (sister)
- King Edward VII (grandson)
- Lord Frederick Fitzclarence (nephew)
- King George III (father)
- King George IV (brother)
- Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent and Strathearn (wife)
- Princess Sophia (sister)
- Queen Victoria (daughter)
- King William IV (brother)
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