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Is Not She a Spunky One—or The Princess and the Bishop
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Charles Williams (fl. 1797–1830)
Is Not She a Spunky One—or The Princess and the Bishop
London: J. Johnston, April 1816
NYPL, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle

Charles Williams's 1816 print satirizes the famous flight of Princess Charlotte, heir apparent to the English throne and the only child of the future George IV and his wife, Caroline of Brunswick, after her father tried to force her to marry against her better judgment. Her elderly tutor, the Bishop of Exeter, is no match for her agility. Charlotte did not actually run to a ship, and was soon returned to Kensington Palace, but she held her ground and finally met, in Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, a man who was suitable to both her and her family.

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