© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus September 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

A Caricature Queen Caroline as Boadicea, Queen of Britain overthrowing

her enemies, humbly dedicated to Caroline Queen of Great Britain and

Ireland. Published by John Fairburn, after George Cruikshank, November

1820, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London.

The cartoon attacked the Pain and Penalties Bill instigated by the King to

facilitate his divorce from Caroline in 1820 and deprive her of her

position as Queen at the same time. The Pains and Penalties Bill was a

way of using Parliament without the formal proofs essential in a court of

law. Caroline was allowed to attend the hearing but not allowed to give

evidence. However, the Bill was eventually defeated in Parliament.

Caroline was, nevertheless, barred from George IV’s coronation and died

shortly afterwards.'

It is inscribed ‘Boadicea Queen of Britain overthrowing her enemies.

Humbly dedicated to Caroline of Britain and Ireland. Caroline of

Brunswick, shown as Boadicea, is leading a crowd encouraged by a man

calling out ‘come on my lads, Justice, the Queen and Old England for

ever’.’

Stock No: SAP0917

Price £550

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© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus September 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

A Caricature Queen Caroline as Boadicea,

Queen of Britain overthrowing her enemies,

humbly dedicated to Caroline Queen of

Great Britain and Ireland. Published by

John Fairburn, after George Cruikshank,

November 1820, Broadway, Ludgate Hill,

London.

The cartoon attacked the Pain and Penalties

Bill instigated by the King to facilitate his

divorce from Caroline in 1820 and deprive

her of her position as Queen at the same

time. The Pains and Penalties Bill was a way

of using Parliament without the formal

proofs essential in a court of law. Caroline

was allowed to attend the hearing but not

allowed to give evidence. However, the Bill

was eventually defeated in Parliament.

Caroline was, nevertheless, barred from

George IV’s coronation and died shortly

afterwards.'

It is inscribed ‘Boadicea Queen of Britain

overthrowing her enemies. Humbly

dedicated to Caroline of Britain and Ireland.

Caroline of Brunswick, shown as Boadicea, is

leading a crowd encouraged by a man calling

out ‘come on my lads, Justice, the Queen

and Old England for ever’.’

Stock No: SAP0917

Price £550

Back Back