Cloth bands were used to ornament the high coiffures of the day as seen in this 1779 West portrait of Queen Charlotte

Cloth bands were used to ornament the high coiffures of the day as seen in this 1779 West portrait of Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte. Sophia Charlotte van Mecklenburg-Strelitz, hertogin van Mecklenburg (1744-1818).  http://24.media.tumblr.com/a10a2897ddbc574d3769ce63ecdfb0fb/tumblr_mgxv0bEIN81qa2wieo1_1280.jpg

Queen Charlotte. Sophia Charlotte van Mecklenburg-Strelitz, hertogin van Mecklenburg (1744-1818). http://24.media.tumblr.com/a10a2897ddbc574d3769ce63ecdfb0fb/tumblr_mgxv0bEIN81qa2wieo1_1280.jpg

George III (portrait by Alan Ramsay, 1762) - King of England 1760-1820 In the later part of his life, George III suffered from recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness (possibly from the blood disease porphyria). After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established, and his eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent. On George III's death, the Prince Regent succeeded his father as George IV.

George III (portrait by Alan Ramsay, 1762) - King of England 1760-1820 In the later part of his life, George III suffered from recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness (possibly from the blood disease porphyria). After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established, and his eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent. On George III's death, the Prince Regent succeeded his father as George IV.

Charlotte Sophia (1744–1818), Queen Consort of George III - Henry Morland

Charlotte Sophia (1744–1818), Queen Consort of George III - Henry Morland

1773 Queen Charlotte in court dress by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia)

1773 Queen Charlotte in court dress by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia)

Queen Charlotte: Black Queen of England and wife of King George III Reign 1761-1818

Queen Charlotte: Black Queen of England and wife of King George III Reign 1761-1818

"Queen Sophia Charlotte was queen consort of the United Kingdom and wife to King George III of Britain. She is a direct descendant of the Sousa family, a black branch of the Portuguese Royal House. Her appearance was black, with full lips and distinct facial features. Artists of the 18th century were asked to tone down “extreme” features of their subjects, but Sir Allan Ramsay, an anti-slavery artist, always painted Queen Charlotte in her actual appearance."

"Queen Sophia Charlotte was queen consort of the United Kingdom and wife to King George III of Britain. She is a direct descendant of the Sousa family, a black branch of the Portuguese Royal House. Her appearance was black, with full lips and distinct facial features. Artists of the 18th century were asked to tone down “extreme” features of their subjects, but Sir Allan Ramsay, an anti-slavery artist, always painted Queen Charlotte in her actual appearance."

The Death of General Wolfe is a well-known 1770 painting by Anglo-American artist Benjamin West depicting the death of British General James Wolfe at the 1759 Battle of Quebec during the French and Indian War . It is an oil on canvas of the Enlightenment period. West made an additional and nearly identical painting of the same scene for King George III in 1771

The Death of General Wolfe is a well-known 1770 painting by Anglo-American artist Benjamin West depicting the death of British General James Wolfe at the 1759 Battle of Quebec during the French and Indian War . It is an oil on canvas of the Enlightenment period. West made an additional and nearly identical painting of the same scene for King George III in 1771

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