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Bribing Caroline



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Bribing Caroline

Queen Caroline is offered an annuity of fifty thousand pounds to stay out of England and leave her husband (George IV) free to marry again. Date: 1820

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1820 Caroline Fifty Free Husband Leave Marry Offered Pounds Stay Thousand Annuity Bribing


12"x10" (30x25cm) Photo Print

Step back in time with our exquisite 'Bribing Caroline' photographic print from Media Storehouse. This captivating image, sourced from Mary Evans Prints Online, depicts a pivotal moment in British history: Queen Caroline being offered an annuity to leave England and allow King George IV to marry again in 1820. Bring the intrigue and drama of the past into your home or office with this beautifully printed, high-quality photograph. A timeless addition to any collection, this print is sure to spark conversation and add character to your space.

Printed on archival quality paper for unrivalled stable artwork permanence and brilliant colour reproduction with accurate colour rendition and smooth tones. Printed on professional 234gsm Fujifilm Crystal Archive DP II paper. 12x10 for landscape images, 10x12 for portrait images.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 30.5cm x 25.4cm (12" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
Bribing Caroline: The Scandalous Offer of Fifty Thousand Pounds This evocative image captures the dramatic moment in British history when Queen Caroline II (1768-1821) was offered an annuity of fifty thousand pounds to leave England and abandon her troubled marriage to King George IV (1762-1830). The event took place in 1820, during a time of great political and personal turmoil for the monarch. George IV, who had a well-documented reputation for womanizing and extravagance, had long sought to divorce Caroline and marry his mistress, Mrs. FitzClarence. However, the divorce proceedings were complicated by the fact that Caroline had been crowned joint monarch with George upon their marriage in 1795. The situation reached a boiling point in 1820 when George, desperate to marry FitzClarence, attempted to bribe Caroline with a substantial sum of money to leave the country and relinquish her claim to the throne. In this print, we see George IV, dressed in the robes of state, extending an offer of fifty thousand pounds to Caroline, who is depicted as a resolute and determined figure, refusing the bribe with a stern expression. The scene is set against the backdrop of the opulent Palace of Westminster, symbolizing the grandeur and wealth of the British monarchy. The eventual outcome of the situation was a constitutional crisis, with many in the public and in Parliament rallying to Caroline's cause. The crisis was eventually resolved through a compromise, known as the "Compact of 1820," which allowed Caroline to retain her title and annuity while George was free to marry FitzClarence. This print serves as a poignant reminder of the complex political and personal dynamics that shaped the British monarchy during this period, and the enduring power of public opinion in shaping the course of history.

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