Saturday, January 4, 2014

Britain's Best Hope

For all the Prince Regent did to alienate Princess Caroline, the British public seemed to like her. She had the common touch in abundance, and George's habits of high living, gambling, and prodigal spending did not endear him to the average Briton. This print clearly depicts the hope that Caroline's influence would provide some stability in government and society, something George spent little time worrying about. Alas, it was not to be. She was only to live another year. 

Dolly and Minerva decide to visit Mrs.John Bull after seeing the print, and get an earful on the subject. Lucky for them, Mr. Bull isn't home -- they'd be there all day, listening to his tirade!

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