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King William IV, Duke of Clarence

Person  Male  Born 21/8/1765  Died 20/6/1837

Categories: Race Issues, Royalty

The Duke of Clarence became King William IV (The Sailor King), reigning 1830 to 1837. Had a long live-in affair with the actress Mrs Jordan which produced 10 children, all given the surname FitzClarence, but ended in 1811. After 20 years she was paid off when the Duke needed to marry to solve his financial problems. The wife he found, Princess Adelaide, provided him with economic stability, a happy marriage but no children that survived. Thus he produced no heirs and his niece, Victoria, succeeded him.

Was governor of the South Sea company whose trade had been slavery.

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King William IV when Duke of Clarence

H.R.H. The Duke of Clarence lived here, 1826, later to become King William IV...

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Mrs Jordan and the future King William IV

The Duke and Mrs Jordan lived at various addresses in and around London, main...

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Old Admiralty Building

In the mid 16th century this site was the timber yard for the nearby Whitehal...

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Toy Inn

The site of the Toy Inn. An ancient hostelry of note. Built for Oliver Cromwe...

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William IV statue

Originally erected, December 1844, in the City, at the junction of King Willi...

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