George IV

Among Victorian writers King George IV acquired an unenviable reputation; John Raymond re-interprets his personality.

Among Victorian writers King George IV acquired an unenviable reputation; John Raymond re-interprets his personality.

After a happy marriage, writes Joanna Richardson, the Heiress Apparent died, three years before her father became King George IV.

Thirty years of private relations when they were often at odds preceded the appointment of Canning as Prime Minister in 1827 by George IV, writes Christopher Hibbert.

John Villiers describes the rich exchange of artistic ideas between Europe and the Far East during the seventeenth, eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. 

‘There is a middle state’, Landor once said, ‘between love and friendship, more delightful than either, but more difficult to remain in.’ Such was the affectionate association that the Duke and Lady Shelley long enjoyed, writes Prudence Hannay

Doreen  & Geoffrey Agnew relate the tale of Lawrence's Waterloo Collection, his tour of Europe, and portraits of contemporary political heavyweights

The seat of monarchs almost since English monarchy began, Windsor Castle owes its familiar outlines to the architect commissioned by King George IV.

George Augustus Frederick was appointed Prince Regent to his father King George III on February 5th, 1811. He was a heavy drinker and a compulsive gambler.

Kenneth Baker looks at the foibles and achievements of one of Britain’s most controversial monarchs through the eyes of his caricaturists.