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  • n. King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the Crown (1762-1830)

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  • Apply now The George IV is a beautiful, traditional pub situated in the heart of Chiswick, West London, just 5 minutes walk from Turnham Green tube station on the District Line.

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  • It happened that during this time, King George IV enjoyed frequent retreats to the Royal Pavilion, his fanciful beachside palace in Brighton.

    The English Is Coming!

  • GMHere's Lucy Worsley, throwing a cheeky grin to the camera, explaining why the Regency period – between 1811, when George III was deemed unfit to rule, and 1820, when the Prince Regent became George IV – was such a radical time in British social history.

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  • It is a scene that has been repeated annually, almost unbroken, since 1825, when King George IV first delighted the crowds by riding through the middle of the racecourse for Royal Ascot week.

    A Week at the Races

  • During that time, George Bryan "Beau" Brummell, a close friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, suggested that gentlemen wear waisted black coats and white cravats with pantaloons, a custom that has evolved into today's strict dress code of top hat and morning suit for men and formal clothes for ladies, who are still required to wear hats in the Royal Enclosure.

    A Week at the Races

  • The buxom Princess Charlotte, the only legitimate child of George IV and his detested wife Caroline of Brunswick, is shown by Charles Williams leaning from her marriage bed in 1816 throwing her stocking – earthier prececessor of today's coy wedding bouquets – to her four maiden aunts.

    Royal wedding cartoons show William and Kate are lucky it's 2011

  • The medical museum displays a duplicate set of Churchill's dentures in a glass cabinet alongside other famous teeth including dentures worn by Queen Caroline, the estranged wife of King George IV.

    Winston Churchill's 'world saving' teeth sell for £15,200

  • Deborah Mitford, the Dowager Duchess and a historian of the family, recalled that it was peculiarly unsuitable for a nursery, concealing the door through which the future George IV passed to meet the Roman Catholic Maria Fitzherbert in the next room at Devonshire House.

    Chatsworth House clearout expected to fetch £2.5m

  • The general was his own best salesman and his own worst enemy; his personal charm and his friendship with the Prince Regent, the future George IV, helped to seal the estate's reputation among the British aristocracy, even as his extravagance eventually led him to bankruptcy.

    A Tale of Two Ch

  • George IV is remembered largely for his extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the British Regency.

    AS SEEN ON TV: THE PRINCE REGENT

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