Caroline of Brunswick: Queen on trial
14th February 2024 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A free Regency Society lecture by Dr Katie Carpenter
All are invited. No need to book.
This talk delves into the extraordinary life of Caroline of Brunswick, the despised wife of George IV. Whilst Caroline was loved by the public, she was hated by her husband, who spend much of his marriage trying to be rid of her. This animosity reached boiling point in 1820, when Caroline was accused of adultery and put on trial in the House of Lords. This talk explores this controversial trial and the events that led up to it. It introduces Caroline’s enormous personality and the public who adored her.
Dr Katie Carpenter is a Lecturer in Public History at the University of Leeds. She was previously an AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellow at the Parliamentary Archives, where she first became interested in the Queen Caroline Affair of 1820.
Image: adapted from an 1820 portrait by James Lonsdale (original: National Portrait Gallery)