Antique Military Document Commission Signed George Prince Regent & Duke Rutland For Sale
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Antique Military Document Commission Signed George Prince Regent & Duke Rutland:
Fine antique Commission signed byGeorge IV (1762-1830), and John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland (1778-1857), to William Ball to be Lieutenant in the 10th Foot dated 11th March 1813."George R In the Name and on Behalf of His MajestyGeorge the Third by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith & To Our Trusty and Well beloved William Ball Gent Greeting. We do by these Presents, Constitute and Appoint you be Lieutenant in that Company whereof Esquire is Captain in Our twenty second Cheshire Regiment of Foot Commanded by Our Trusty and Wellbeloved Lieutenant General Edward FinchYou are therefore carefully and diligently to Discharge the Duty of Lieutenant by Exercising and Well discipling both the inferior Officers and Soldiers of that Company and We do, hereby, Command, them to Obey you as their Ensign and You are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions, from Time to Time, as you shall receive from your Colonel or any other your Superior Officer according to the Rules and Discipline of War in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in You. Given at Our Court at Carlton House the eleventh day of March 1813 in the Fifty third year of our Reign.By the Command of His Royal Highness, The Prince Regent in the Name and on Behalf of His Majesty.-Rutland"He was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover following the death of his father, King George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness.
George IV led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the Regency era. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste. He commissioned John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and remodel Buckingham Palace, and Sir Jeffry Wyattville to rebuild Windsor Castle.
His charm and culture earned him the title "the first gentleman of England", but his poor relationship with both his father and his wife, Caroline of Brunswick, and his dissolute way of life, earned him the contempt of the people and dimmed the prestige of the monarchy. He forbade Caroline to attend his coronation and asked the government to introduce the unpopular Pains and Penalties Bill in a desperate, unsuccessful attempt to divorce her.
For most of George's regency and reign, Lord Liverpool controlled the government as Prime Minister. George's ministers found his behaviour selfish, unreliable and irresponsible. At all times he was much under the influence of favourites. Taxpayers were angry at his wasteful spending during the Napoleonic Wars. He did not provide national leadership in time of crisis, nor act as a role model for his people. Liverpool's government presided over Britain's ultimate victory, negotiated the peace settlement, and attempted to deal with the social and economic malaise that followed. After Liverpool's retirement, George was forced to accept Catholic emancipation despite opposing it. His only legitimate child, Princess Charlotte, died before him in 1817 and so he was succeeded by his younger brother, William.Size: 34.5 x 23 cm approx