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The Coronation of George IV #BriFri — 4 Comments

  1. Very interesting Joy. I knew Caroline was barred from the Abbey, but not the rest, particularly the tale of the robe. I like the way it’s being reused!

  2. I was not familiar with all that and I think it would make a great historical narrative on PBS. I may be wrong but wasn’t Charlotte the princess who looked a bit like Diana Princess of Wales?

  3. I didn’t know about the ridiculous cost and the the robe, but I knew about Caroline. Since they didn’t have sons, George’s brothers became king in turn, and all were too busy debauching themselves to have children until the last minute, when Victoria came along (and I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if her mother resorted to somebody else in her bid to produce a princess). What always amazes me about George IV, at least during his Regency years, is how charming everybody found him. They knew all about his awful behavior, but he just had so much charisma or something…maybe like Bill Clinton?

    I read about the English Civil War — not usually my favorite period.

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