George IV

38979 | 01.03.2013 | £29.75

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Printed by Royal Mail. Designed by Adrian Bradbury
George IV George IV
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Date:
1st March 2013
Issue:
George IV Stamp Sheet (Smilers®)
StockCode:
38979
Price:
£29.75
Producer/Series:
A G Bradbury, History of Britain 91
The sheet is limited to 500 numbered copies.
Details

On acceding to the throne George IV had spent the preceding nine years as Prince Regent. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste. He commissioned John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton (the main image featured on this sheet). This began the trend for seaside resorts.  His extravagant lifestyle earned him the contempt of the people and dimmed the prestige of the monarchy. Taxpayers were angry at his wasteful spending in time of war. He did not  provide national leadership, nor act as a role model for his people.