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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