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Picture This XLII

Regular readers of this blog will be aware of my adoration of beautiful and unusual English and Irish furniture. This stylistically and dimensionally archetypal early George III chest is bizarrely yet handsomely veneered in fruitwood and yew. The chest (lot … Continue reading

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Today a Prince

George William Frederick was born on the 4th of June 1738 at Norfolk House, 31 St James’s Square, London. His father, the Prince of Wales, died in 1751, making George the heir apparent. George succeeded his grandfather, George II, to … Continue reading

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God Save King George III

On the 29th of January 1820, King George II died, aged eighty-one years. Having reigned for almost sixty years, he was England’s longest reigning monarch. George was widely popular amongst his subjects, though ‘Farmer George’ was often satirised for his … Continue reading

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Death of King George II

King George II died on the 25th of October 1760. Born in Hanover in Germany, George was the last foreign-born British monarch. George succeeded his father, George I to the throne in 1727. On the morning of 25th October 1760, … Continue reading

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Lick and Stick Georges

On the 15th of September the Royal Mail released a set of six new stamps entitled The House Of Hanover which features the six Hanoverian monarchs who reigned over Great Britain (and for a period, Ireland too) from 1714 to … Continue reading

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