Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
The Robin Hunt Collection
The definitive and comprehensive collection of broadsheets and printed items relating to the trial, progress and death of Caroline, Princess of Wales, wife of the Prince Regent (George IV) who was accused of committing adultery with her "servant" Bartolomeo Pergami while touring Europe. In an attempt to divorce Caroline, the King introduced a Bill of Pains and Penalties, which was ultimately lost and involved a trial in the House of Lords.
With George IV ascending the throne in 1820, Queen Caroline attempted to regain her position in society, but was refused entry to the Coronation at Westminster Abbey, and died 19 days later.
Included is a manuscript address "presenting an Address to her most gracious Majesty Queen Caroline expressing ...their firm conviction of her innocence of and final triumph over the disgraceful charges recently preferred against her...", from the "Workmen in the employ of Mr Brant of Charles Street, Hatton Garden, dated 6th November 1820". A remarkable collection (71)
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