Queen Caroline (Consort of George IV), Withdrawal of the Divorce Bill, copper medal by G Mills after P Rouw, rare
Obv: diademed bust of Queen Caroline right
Rev: A PERSECUTED AND ILLUSTRIOUS FEMALE, PROTECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND / EIN ERLAUCHTER UND VERFOLGTES WEIB, VON DER BRITTISCHEN NATION BESUCHT / UNA DONNA ILLUSTRE PERSEGUSTATA DALLA NAZIONE BRITTANICA. in 12 lines.
Condition: Good very fine or better; Diameter: 55mm
Reference: BHM 1033
Notes: The Bill for the divorce of George IV from Caroline of Brunswick was withdrawn due to her popularity with the British people and George IV’s poor reputation with them. Caroline was badly treated by her husband from the start – for example, he was drunk at their wedding ceremony!
She turned up at Westminster Abbey for the 1821 coronation but was turned away. She died a few months later in Hammersmith, a broken woman.