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Political pamphlet of 32 pages without illustrations entitled "The King's Treatment of the Queen Shortly Stated to The People of England"; title capitalised with a quotation below from "Curran's Speeches", p.80:
"The press is the greatest public monitor- it shall extend to the farthest verge and limit of truth- it shall speak truth to the King in the hearing of the People"
At the foot of the page: "Second Edition. London: Printed for William Hone, Ludgate Hill, 1820, One Shilling."
Text on the verso reads: "W. Flint, Printer, Angel Court, Skinner Street."
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- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of "Political Tracts Volume 1." A compilation of satirical and political pamphlets published circa 1819-1822, one of 10 volumes.
The pamphlet gives a detailed narrative account of Queen Caroline's life and treatment by the Prince Regent, later George IV. In contrast to Hone's other publications of the same year: "The Order for the Daily Prayer Throughout the Year" (1865, 1111, 437) and "The Queen's Matrimonial Ladder" (1865, 111, 417-435) , this publication is striking for the lack of visual or textual parodies used.
The text informs an understanding of related satires by giving the reader a grounding in the events as well as promoting Queen Caroline's case.
The author's name is not given.
As the pamphlet is not illustrated, it is not included in M. Dorothy George's "Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires."
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Pains and Penalties Bill 1820
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- Acquisition notes
- £118 15s 6d for the Maskelyne collection of Cruikshank, 1865,1111.379 to 3125
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