Commemorative pearlware pottery jug, Queen Caroline Green Bag, circa 1821

Caroline of Brunswick was Queen of the United Kingdom and Hanover as the wife of King George IV from 29 January 1820 until her death in 1821. She was Princess of Wales from 1795 to 1820. The Pains and Penalties Bill 1820 was a bill introduced to the British Parliament in 1820, at the request of King George IV, which aimed to dissolve his marriage to Caroline of Brunswick and deprive her of the title of queen. George despised her, and over the preceding few years had collected evidence to support his contention that Caroline had committed adultery while abroad with Bartolomeo Pergami, the head servant of her household. The day after her return to England, George submitted the evidence to the Houses of Parliament in two green bags. Hence the poem about the “Green Bag” on the reverse.

Height: 3 ¾”

In good condition