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Queen Caroline

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Caroline of Brunswick (1768–1821) was the estranged wife of George IV. She is best known for the failed divorce proceedings brought against her in 1820. Caroline married the Prince of ... ...

Queen Caroline

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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... Caroline Caroline of Brunswick ( 1768–1821 ) was the estranged wife of George IV . She is best known for the failed divorce proceedings brought against her in 1820 . Caroline married the Prince of Wales in April 1795 , but they soon separated. Thereafter, and especially during the period 1814–1820 when she lived abroad, Caroline was rumoured to have had several romantic affairs. The government sponsored inquiries into her conduct in 1806 and 1818 . The latter contained serious allegations, but the actual divorce proceedings were prompted by her...

Queen Caroline affair

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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... Caroline affair , the period's greatest popular political mobilization, arose from the public accusations of adultery brought against Princess Caroline of Brunswick by her husband, George , Prince of Wales, over a period of years from around 1802 , culminating in the so-called ‘trial’ of Queen Caroline in 1820 in an abortive attempt by the new King (now George IV ) to prevent Caroline being crowned as Queen. The affair generated street marches, floods of *satirical literature, and an unprecedented feminist agitation when addresses and petitions...

Queen Caroline

Queen Caroline  

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Caroline of Brunswick (1768–1821) was the estranged wife of George IV. She is best known for the failed divorce proceedings brought against her in 1820. Caroline married the Prince of ...
Democracy

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...by the radicals in these years, however, was the *Queen Caroline affair of 1820–1 . When the unpopular George IV sought to divorce the queen, the radicals of London and tens of thousands of ordinary Londoners rallied to her cause and gave a lead to the whole nation. The amount of printed propaganda generated was staggering. For several months the newspapers were full of little else, and hundreds of individual pamphlets and graphic *satires , many of them bestsellers, appeared in support of the queen. Never was a reigning monarch so savagely and coarsely...

Antony and Cleopatra

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...she and her children will be sent away within three days: horrified at the idea of being exhibited in Rome, Cleopatra and her attendants prepare to die. A rustic, who engages the Queen in quibbling banter, brings asps concealed in a basket of figs. Iras and Charmian dress Cleopatra in the same royal robes she wore on the Cydnus: she kisses them farewell, Iras dying before the Queen, who applies an asp to her breast and arm, and herself dies, anticipating a reunion in the afterlife with Antony. Charmian adjusts Cleopatra’s crown and puts an asp to her own arm...

Class

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...‘Let us die like men, and not be sold like slaves’. The extraordinary explosion of popular sentiment during the *Queen Caroline affair the following year generated a plethora of radical press attacks on the sexual double standard. Caroline briefly joined a pantheon of constitutionalist popular monarchs alongside Saxon Alfred and Good Queen Bess . Even the seemingly more conventional rhetoric generated during the affair, whereby Caroline was represented as the heroine of a romantic melodrama, a wronged wife and mother betrayed by a gross royal...

Domesticity

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...known from 1778 as ‘the Father of His Country’. Even when the family ideal was dramatically broken, as in the notorious example of George IV 's infidelity, the result was an unprecedented popular—and female and feminist—eruption of support for the ‘wronged Queen’ during the *Queen Caroline affair of 1820 . By 1832 , the ideology of the family and of domesticity was firmly rooted in a whole network of interrelated social, scientific, moral, religious, and economic discourses that could be used as weapons against particular social, sexual, and ethnic...

Revolution

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...in the years 1817–19 , during which extra-parliamentary politics was dominated first by petitions and ‘remonstrances’ and subsequently by the spread of mass meetings (culminating in the *Peterloo massacre in August 1819 ), ending in a satirical frenzy prompted by the *Queen Caroline affair (when George IV attempted to divorce his wife) and in a new series of acts against workers' organizations and the popular press. Throughout this period, as in the earlier part of the decade (notably with the *Luddites and a spate of *agrarian rioting in 1816 ),...

Macbeth

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...Themes (1959) Orgel, Stephen , ‘The Authentic Shakespeare’, Representations , 21 (1988) Orgel, Stephen , ‘ Macbeth and the Antic Round’, Shakespeare Survey 52 (1999) Spencer, Christopher (ed.), Davenant’s Macbeth from the Yale Manuscript (1961) Spurgeon, Caroline , in Shakespeare’s Imagery ...

Caroline of Brunswick

Caroline of Brunswick  

(1768–1821),queen of George IV. Caroline's marriage to her cousin George, prince of Wales, in March 1795 was a spectacular disaster. Intimacy was confined to the first night, and the couple separated ...
Caroline of Ansbach

Caroline of Ansbach  

(1683–1737),queen of George II. Daughter of John Frederick, margrave of Brandenburg‐Anspach, Caroline married in 1705 George Augustus, electoral prince of Hanover and, from 1727, king of Great ...
Rhythm Queen

Rhythm Queen  

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B. Caroline Williams, c.1960, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Williams began her musical career with the UK-based reggae band, Nightdoctor. The band performed classic Studio One hits and ...
Caroline Clive

Caroline Clive  

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née(1801–1873) British poet and novelistIX Poems by ‘V’ (1840) PoetryThe Queen's Ball (1847) PoetryThe Valley of the Rea (1851) PoetryThe Morlas (1853) PoetryPaul Ferroll (1855) FictionWhy Paul ...
Stuart architecture

Stuart architecture  

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Architecture of the C17, especially Jacobean and Caroline, but also applied to the period of the Stuart dynasty in Great Britain from James I and VI (1603–25) to Queen Anne (1702–14). However, the ...
gender and War

gender and War  

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(see also women in the military). In the growing literature examining the issue of gender and war, the term ‘gender’ refers not to biological differences between men and women but ...
Diana of the Crossways

Diana of the Crossways  

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A novel by G. Meredith, published 1885.Diana Merion is based on the writer Caroline Norton, whose husband unsuccessfully cited Lord Melbourne in a divorce case, and who was later accused of giving ...
Lord Lyndhurst

Lord Lyndhurst  

(1772–1863).Lord chancellor. Born in Boston (Mass.), son of J. S. Copley, the portrait painter, he came to England, attended Cambridge University, and was called to the bar in 1804. He was appointed ...
Thomas Secker

Thomas Secker  

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(1693–1768), Abp. of Canterbury from 1758. After qualifying in medicine, he was won over from Dissent to the C of E and ordained priest in 1723. Through the favour of Queen Caroline, he achieved ...
street literature

street literature  

The distribution of literature by travelling pedlars and street sellers in towns had long been a feature of popular culture [23], but our period witnessed a substantial increase in the ...
Alberta

Alberta  

The Canadian government created the province of Alberta from a portion of the North-West Territories in 1905, selecting the name in honour of Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Louise Caroline ...

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