The Queen Caroline affair

Gardner, John (2004) The Queen Caroline affair. UNSPECIFIED.

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Encyclopaedia entry on Caroline of Brunswick. Following the Peterloo massacre and the Cato Street conspiracy, the Queen Caroline Affair was the final great political and cultural event of the trilogy that spans the years 1819-1821. It was also the final banner under which both radicals and reformers could unite – until the Reform riots ten years later. The Queen Caroline Affair, as William Hazlitt would later note, became the concern of all sections of society: It was the only question I ever knew that excited a thorough popular feeling. It struck its roots into the heart of the nation; it took possession of every house or cottage in the kingdom; man, woman, and child took part in it, as if it had been their own concern [...]

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Additional Information: Citation: Gardner, J., 2004. The Queen Caroline affair. In: B. Bennett, J. Blumberg and D.D. Fisher, eds. The Literary Encyclopedia, [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 21 May 2013]..
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 09:13
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:50

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