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George IV, King of Great Britain invitation, 1821

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830.
Title: George IV, King of Great Britain invitation, 1821
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 107
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 item)
Abstract:Contains one coronation invitation addressed to Lord Arundel of Wardorer.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], George IV, King of Great Britain Invitation, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Jim Cooper and Nancy Watkins, 1989, 1996.

Processed from Accession number 85-019.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

George Augustus Frederick was born August 12, 1762, the eldest son of George III of England and Queen Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester on September 8, 1762. George Augustus became a knight of the Garter on December 28, 1765, and was presented to the public in October 1768. In August 1783, George Augustus came of age and assumed his seat in the House of Lords on November 11. He aligned himself with the Whig party, which soon fell from favor.

In 1810 George III was declared permanently insane and under the terms of the Regency Act (1811) the Prince became regent. George Augustus retained his father's ministers in lieu of appointing his Whig friends. These ministers successfully conducted the war against Napoleon I and, with their allies, defeated him in 1815. With the death of his father in 1820, the Prince ascended the throne as George IV. He died on June 26, 1830, and was succeeded by his brother, William IV.

Scope and Content Note

This invitation is addressed to the Lord Arundel of Wardorer on the occasion of the coronation of George IV at Carlton House on July 19, 1821. The invitation was issued on June 27, 1821.