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KING GEORGE IV (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 09/21/1811 CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL THOMAS BATES - HFSID 53549

 
KING GEORGE IV of the UNITED KINGDOM
As Prince Regent, he appoints a Captain in the King's German Legion, formed from subjects of his father driven out of Hanover by Napoleon
Military Appointment signed: "George PR" as Prince Regent of the United Kingdom. Also, "R. Ryder" as Home Secretary. 1 page, 13½x9¼. Carlton House, London, England. 1811 September 21. Countersigned "Thos. Bates" as General of Muster. Appointment of Frederick Baron Loen as Captain of the Regiment of Dragoons of the German Legion. Paper seal affixed below signature. KING GEORGE IV (1762-1830, reigned from 1820) served as Regent of Great Britain from 1811, when his father, George III, was declared insane. As Prince of Wales he had very poor relationships both with his father, and with his wife, Princess Caroline of Brunswick, whom he forbade to attend his coronation and tried to divorce. As Regent, however, his choice of cabinet helped conclude the Napoleonic Wars (1815). War's end brought both peace and depression when government demand for supplies ceased. Prices fell and thousands became unemployed, instigating the first labor unions. He took steps to curb the depression with such acts as the Corn Law (1815). During his reign as King of Great Britain & Ireland (1820-1830), George IV's appreciation of the arts led to the development of Regent Street and Regent's Park and the restoration of Windsor Castle. He also initiated penal code reform and abolition of the death penalty (1822). George became increasingly unpopular, due in part to his lavish expenditures. His visit to Scotland in 1822 was the first by a British monarch since 1650. RICHARD RYDER (1766-1832) was the second son of Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby, and served as a member of Parliament as a Tory form 1795-1830 and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1807. Most notably, Ryder served as Home Secretary 1809 to 1812.When in 1803 Napoleon occupied Hanover - previously ruled by King George III of England as Elector of Hanover - many subjects from Hannover fled to Britain, and from them were recruited the King's German Legion. It fought with distinction throughout the Napoleonic Wars, receiving Battle Honors in the Peninsula Campaign and at the Battle of Waterloo, among others. By 1816, with the French expelled from Hanover, the Regiment was dissolved. Multiple folds. Heavily soiled. Toned. Surface creases. Corners worn. Moisture damage. Irregularly cut. Otherwise, fine condition.


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KING GEORGE IV (GREAT BRITAIN)
Born: August 12, 1762 in St James Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 25, 1830 in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom





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