A Full Report Of The Trial Of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen Of England, Before The Peers Of Great Britain;
Published by T. Dolby, 299, Strand, and 34, Wardour Street, Soho.
The whole of the evidence, as it came out on the various examinations and cross-examinations of the witnesses; the speeches and proceedings of the peers; the opinions of the judges; the arguments of counsel on points of law, and the practice, of various tribunals. the whole arranged for dolby's parliamentary register, of which work it forms a part; but, being complete in itself, it is intended also to be bound separately for those who do not continue the register. part i. comprehending the whole of the prosecution, [bound with] part ii. comprehending the whole of the defence.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. [ii] + 8 + 8 + 4 + 793-1873 pp., including 3 pp. publisher's advertisements. Separate title page for Part II but text and register continuous. Main text in double columns. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. A little wear to extremities and some foxing largely confined to edges; otherwise a very good copy. Early ornamental bookseller's label of J. H. Hoppe, 79, Strand on front pastedown. The trial of Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821), Queen Consort of George IV was the cause cel?bre of its day and has a claim to be the origin of royal tabloid journalism. In contrast to the king, the Queen was immensely popular with the public. The trial took the form of a Pains and Penalties Bill, introduced into the House of Lords, where the trial took place. George IV was determined to divorce his wife and at this time a charge of adultery was one of the few grounds available to him. The prosecution brought to light many salacious details of Caroline's liaison with Baron Bartolomeo Bergami, an Italian courtier while travelling abroad. After several months the King realised that the Bill would have to be abandoned as it would never be passed by the Commons. Further scandal resulted when the Queen tried to force her way into the King's coronation, but was ejected and died son afterwards. Detailed transcript of the trial in over eighteen hundred pages, the first part covering the case for the prosecution and the second for the defence, led by Lord Brougham.
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