Lot 738: William Iv



2015-07-10 15:43:21

Lot 738: William Iv: (1765-1837) King Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain & Ireland 1830-37. A Good D.S., William R, As King, At The Head, One Page, Folio, Court At St. James'S, 2Nd August 1831. The Manuscript Document Is Addressed To Viscount Sidmouth And Informs Him That The 8Th September 'Is Appointed For The Royal Solemnity Of Our And The Queen'S Coronation' And Further Commands That 'You And The Viscountess Your Wife (All Excuses Set Apart) To Make Your Personal Attendance On Us....And Appointed As To Your Rank And Quality Appertaineth, There To Do And Perform All Such Services As Shall Be Required....' Countersigned At The Foot By Bernard Howard (1765-1842) 12Th Duke Of Norfolk, Earl Marshal. Very Slightly Irregularly Trimmed To The Edges And Lightly Laid Down At The Corners Within A Plain Folio Folder. About Vg Henry Addington (1757-1844) Viscount Sidmouth. British Prime Minister 1801-04. The Reform Crisis Saw A Brief Interlude For The Celebration Of King William Iv'S Coronation On 8 September 1831. The King Had Wished To Dispense With The Ceremony Entirely, Feeling That His Wearing The Crown While Proroguing Parliament Answered Any Need. However, He Was Persuaded Otherwise By Traditionalists, Although The King Insisted On It Being Held At A Low Cost. Upon His Instructions, The Privy Council Budgeted Less Than £30,000 For The Coronation. Some Traditionalist Tories, Of Which Sidmouth Was One, Threatened To Boycott What They Called The 'Half-Crown Nation'. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £200 - 300
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