Special Collectors Set 10

The Regency Period

Limited to 250 Sets - Issued in 1976

George had a string of mistresses throughout his life, was wildly extravagant, and always in debt.   A patron of the Arts, one of the things he will be best remembered for is the building of the wonderful Brighton Pavilion

Described as “fat, ugly, and tactless”, the only reason George married Caroline was that he needed the money the marriage would bring!  George found Caroline so repulsive that he refused to live with her, and after the birth of daughter Charlotte, refused to have anything more to do with her.

Poor Charlotte had an extremely difficult childhood, as her parents were constantly at war with each other.   She was a spirited tomboy, and did not fit easily into the image of a Regency Lady.   She married Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, finding brief happiness, but died within a year, following the birth of a stillborn child

George secretly married the Catholic Maria, his first wife, against his father’s wishes.   His father, George III, had the marriage declared illegal, and dissolved.   Had it been allowed to continue, George would never have been allowed to ascend the throne with a Catholic wife.

Frances was one of many mistresses in George’s life.   In 1794, as a 41 year old, (but still highly attractive), grandmother, she began her affair with the Prince Regent.   She encouraged him to end his relationship with  Mrs Fitzherbert, and marry, in order to settle his debts.

The complete set consisted of the following five dolls :

  • LE/64 - King George IV as the Prince Regent in Garter Robes
  • LE/65 - Queen Caroline of Brunswick
  • LE/66 - Princess Charlotte
  • LE/67 - Mrs Maria Fitzherbert
  • LE/68 - Frances, Lady Jersey

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21st September 2023


Important Announcement


My dear wife, Christine, passed away on the 8th December, 2021after 8 weeks in hospital. I was by her side, when she slipped away from me peacefully, with no pain or suffering.


Chris had been struggling with a slow decline in health, associated with a progressive, untreatable, and ultimately terminal lung disease, and finally succumbed to her old adversary, Pneumonia.


We had been friends for 55 years, together as a couple for 50 years, and married just a month short of 48 years, when she died.   


This website was Chris's idea, and I did all the technical stuff, to make it work.   After news of Chris's passing reached her close friends in the doll collecting world, I was deeply touched and gratified to hear their tributes to my dear wife, and I must thank them all for their kindness and support.   Ultimately, it was her doll friends that gave me the courage to continue with the website.


In the months before her eventual hospitalisation, Chris had outlined a number of additions and changes she wanted to make to the website, and it is my intention to honour those wishes, and to implement the changes we had considered, over the coming weeks and months.


I must apologise to all those who have written to us via the website, only to have your emails go unanswered.   Unfortunately, the email system had been hacked aroung the time Chris was going into hospital, and many emails must have been lost, as a result.


As you might imagine, I felt completely broken by Chris's loss, and it is only now, almost 22 months after her passing, that I have felt strong enough to even look at the website again.   


My aim is to continue with the website, and to implement Chris's aims for her many new ideas as soon as I can.   In the meantime, I have hopefully got the email system sorted out, and I will attempt to answer any enquiries as soon as I can, and to send replies with the same high degree of accuracy that a reply from Chris would have had.


From now on, I will be flying solo, whilst my co-pilot and guide will be soaring much higher, (though she is always in my heart, and in my thoughts).


My thanks to all our website visitors for your continued support


Dave (also known as Arthur), and Chris, (my lost love, Guinevere)


Christine Poulten

25th December 1949 - 8th December 2021