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Princess Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George IV
|Princess Caroline and her daughter, Charlotte, in 1798||An older Caroline|
|Political party spirit made the presence of the queen acceptable to many,
who cared nothing about her, except so far as she was a means of annoyance
to ministers, and who, even in former times when she was protected by
the late king, had been connected with her adversaries. The radicals
naturally became her partisans; because they had no better means of decrying
the king, than by the eager defence of her cause.
The Annual Register, vol. 62 (1820) pp.140-141
Cruikshank's view of the Caroline affair of 1820. Caroline
reaches for the crown, supported by Radicals and Jacobins whose real aim is
to destroy the constitution of Britain.
A cartoon showing Caroline with her Italian secretary and valet
Cartoon showing George IV's desperate efforts to divorce Caroline. Justice - blindfolded - encourages the Queen
The Trial of Queen Caroline by Sir George Hayter
Stuart Wortley, M.P., accused the Whigs of exploiting the issue for party purposes, with reference to their motion to restore the Queen's name to the liturgy, 1 January 1821:
Parliamentary Debates, 2nd Series, vol.4, (1821) col.225
The Government found itself trapped between the public's support for
Queen Caroline and the King's demand for a divorce.
C.D. Yonge Macmillan, The Life of Lord Liverpool Vol.3 (1868) p.115
Croker noted the effect of this affair on the relations between King and ministers:
LJ Jennings Murray (ed), Correspondence and Diaries
of JW Croker, vol. 1 ( 1884) pp. 160-161
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