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"Gilt and Gorgeousness" Celebration of the 200th anniversary of the reign of George IV 1820 to 1830

Lecture on Monday 6th March 2023 at 1:45PM

Lecturer: Barbara Askew
Venue: Larruperz Centre

On coming to the throne, George IV instinctively understood the majesty and splendour appropriate to the monarch of the richest and most powerful country in the world. His coronation in July 1821 was the most magnificent ever.

This lecture traces his developing taste as Prince of Wales, Regent and King and examines connections between his royal residences as well as his spectacular legacy to the Royal Collection – the greatest by any monarch since Charles I.

Barbara Askew is an historian and London Blue Badge Guide since 1988. She is a Lecturer, Examiner and Course Director on Blue Badge Guide Training Courses and an acknowledged expert on Royalty and Windsor Castle. She is the only Blue Badge Guide accredited to guide the Albert Memorial. Barbara has conducted tours for American museums and alumni groups for the past 25 years.

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