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30,939. At the time of his collapse [George III] the Prince of Wales ... was already 48, under the combined influences of drinks, drugs, like the opium compound Laudanum ... He spent gigantically too. (England & George IV & Great Britain & Monarchy) Monarchy by David Starkey s3e5: Survival
30,954. George IV: obituary in The Times newspaper had this to say: ‘There never was an individual regretted less by his fellow creatures than this diseased king. What eye has wept for him?’ (England & Great Britain & George IV & Insults) Dr Lucy Worsley, Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History II: Bad Blood: Stuarts to Hanoverians
30,995. George really set the tone of the age and he was a notoriously extravagant character. (England & Great Britain & George IV) Dr Lucy Worsley, Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency 1/3
30,996. George grew increasingly wayward and resentful. (England & Great Britain & George IV) ibid.
30,997. There was even an illegal marriage – to a Mrs Fitzherbert, a Catholic no less. (England & Great Britain & George IV) ibid.
31,000. People called him [George IV] The Grand Entertainment. (England & Great Britain & George IV) ibid.
31,005. George meanwhile was left with a Bonaparte obsession from which he never really recovered. (England & Great Britain & George IV) ibid.
31,008. There was an explosion of design: British style was lavish, theatrical, outrageous and brilliant. And at the heart of it all was George. (England & Great Britain & George IV & Fashion) Dr Lucy Worsley, Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency 2/3
31,009. The Pavilion captures the craziness of Regency style; its clashing of cultures, its boldness. (England & Great Britain & George IV) ibid.
31,022. His [George] selfish and extravagant lifestyle had become a national disgrace. (England & Great Britain & George IV) Dr Lucy Worsley, Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency 3/3
31,061. Mr Speaker, members of the House, I shall be brief as I have rather unfortunately become prime minister right in the middle of my exams. I look forward to fulfilling my duty in a manner which nanny would be proud. (England & George IV & Politics & Prime Minister) Curtis & Elton, Blackadder III: Dish & Dishonesty, Pitt the Younger
31,062. Meet the new Member of Parliament for Dunny-on-the-Wold. Precisely, sir. Our slogan shall be a rotten candidate for a rotten borough. Baldrick, I want you to go back to your kitchen sink, you see, and prepare for government. (England & George IV & Politics & Prime Minister) ibid. Blackadder to Prince, with Baldrick
31,063. Pitt the Younger: I intend to put up my own brother as a candidate against you.
Blackadder: Oh and which Pitt would this be? Pitt the toddler? Pitt the embryo? Pitt the glint in the milkman’s eye? (England & George IV & Politics) ibid.
31,064. We in the Adder Party are going to fight this campaign on issues not personalities. Because our candidate doesn’t have a personality. (England & George IV & Politics) ibid.
31,065. Reporter: One voter, sixteen thousand four hundred and seventy two votes - a slight anomaly?
Blackadder: Not really, Mr Hanna. You see Mr Baldrick may look like a monkey that’s been put in a suit and then strategically shaved, but he is a brilliant politician. The number of votes I cast is simply a reflection of how firmly I believe in his policies. (England & George IV & Politics) ibid.
31,066. I shall become best friends with the cleverest man in England. That renowned brainbox Dr Samuel Johnson has asked me to be patron of his new book and I intend to accept. (England & George IV & Dictionary & Book) Blackadder III: Ink & Incapability, Prince to Blackadder
31,067. It’s the most pointless book since How to Learn French was translated into French. (England & George IV & Dictionary & Book) ibid. Blackadder to Prince
31,068. Baldrick, I’d bump into cleverer people at a lodge meeting at the guild of village idiots. (England & George IV & Clever) ibid. Blackadder
31,069. It’s taken me seven years and it’s perfect – Edmund: A Butler’s Tale. A giant rollercoaster of a novel in four hundred sizzling chapters. A searing indictment of domestic servitude in the eighteenth century with some hot gypsies thrown in. My magnum opus, Baldrick. (England & George IV & Book) ibid. Blackadder
31,070. So you’re asking where the big papery thing tied up with string belonging to the batey fellow in the black coat who just left is? (England & George IV & Dictionary & Book) ibid. Baldrick to Blackadder
31,071. Mrs Miggins, there’s nothing intellectual about wandering around Italy in a big shirt trying to get laid. (England & George IV) ibid. Blackadder
31,072. Sir, I have been unable to replace the dictionary. I am therefore leaving immediately for Nepal where I intend to live as a goat. (England & George IV & Dictionary) ibid. Blackadder to Prince
31,073. Blackadder: Yes, and your definition of dog is?
Baldrick: Not a cat. (England & George IV & Dictionary & Dog) ibid.
31,074. Sir, I hope you are not using the first English dictionary to look up rude words? (England & George IV & Dictionary) ibid. Dr Johnson to Prince
31,075. Nothing a roaring fire can’t solve. Baldrick do the honours, will you. (England & George IV & Dictionary) ibid. Blackadder
31,076. French is all the fashion: my coffee shop is full of Frenchies. And it’s all because of that wonderful Scarlet Pimpernel. (England & George IV) Curtis & Elton, Blackadder III: Nob & Nobility, Mrs Miggins to Blackadder
31,077. If the Pimpernel does finally reveal himself I don’t want to be caught out wearing boring trousers. (England & George IV & Clothes) i bid. Prince Regent
31,078. The ancient Greeks, sir, wrote in legend of a terrible container in which all the evils of the world were trapped. How prophetic they were. All they got wrong was the name: they called it Pandora’s Box, when of course they meant Baldrick’s trousers. (England & George IV & Clothes) ibid. Blackadder to Prince Regent, with Baldrick
31,079. I charge you now, Baldrick, for the good of all mankind never allow curiosity to lead you to open your trousers. Nothing of interest lies therein. (England & George IV & Clothes) ibid. Blackadder
31,080. We hate liars, bounders and cads, don’t we, Blackadder? (England & George IV) ibid. Prince Regent
31,081. These are volatile times, your Highness. The American Revolution lost your father the colonies; the French Revolution murdered brave King Louis, and there are tremendous rumblings in Prussia. Although that might be something to do with the sausages. (England & George IV & Revolution) Curtis & Elton, Blackadder III: Sense & Senility, Blackadder to Prince
31,082. They are so poor they are forced to have children simply to provide a cheap alternative to Turkey at Christmas. (England & George IV & Children) ibid.
31,083. I am about to enter the job market [reads newspaper]. Right, let’s see. Situations vacant. Mr and Mrs Pitt are looking for a baby-minder to take Pitt the Younger to Parliament ... (England & George IV & Job) ibid. Blackadder to Baldrick
113,265. George IV: ‘He was described as a cowardly contemptuous dog by one of his aides.’ The Private Lives of the Monarchs s1e2: George III and the Prince Regent
113,268. His [George III’s] eldest son was spendthrift and dissolute. ibid.
113,269. He married Maria in secret in 1785. ibid.