Her Majesty Caroline, Queen of Great Britain &c.&c. [&] Count B. Bergami.
Published Aug.t 1. 1820 by R. Cooper, Edward Street, Hampstead Road, and Sold by all Printsellers in the United Kingdom. Printed by McQueen & Co.
Stipple and etching. Plate 343 x 285mm (13½ x 11¼"). Creasing.
Queen Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821), the Queen consort of King George IV. In 1814, she first met Bartolomeo Bergami and employed him as a servant. Their relationship grew strong, friendly and intimate. It was widely rumoured that they were lovers and so the King, now with a reason, could forge ahead with the divorce. Instead of treating her like a Queen, the church, George and the court introduced a bill in Parliament, the Pains and Penalties Bill 1820, which stripped Caroline of the title of queen consort and dissolve her marriage.
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