His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex.
London Publish'd by E. Harding May 19, 1806.
Stipple. Plate 279 x 216mm. 11 x 8˝". Repaired tear into left.
Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843) was the sixth son of George III and Queen Charlotte. He entered the university of Göttingen and mostly resided abroad, on account of delicate health. His intellectual tastes were satisfied by the continental life and undoubtedly the opportunity it afforded for diversified social intercourse assisted his liberal attitudes. He married in Rome and had two children with Lady Augusta Murray but under the Marriage Act it was annulled. He remained close to his children and a dissappointment to the King as he supported most of the political reforms of the day including teh Aboliition of Slavery, Catholic Emancipation, the aboloition of the Corn Laws and Parliamentary reform. He became president of the Society of Arts and the royal society and readily lent his influence to the the advancement of art and science. He was the only surviving son of George III who did not pursue an army or naval career.
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