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

King William IV, Duke of Clarence

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, Duke of Clarence

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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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London Bridge - information/viewing panel

Unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester, this is actually an "interpretation panel...

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Monarchs - board in Wine Office Court

When they add Charles III we wonder if they will remember to also increment t...

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Monarchs - board on Fleet Street

This board reads as if the pub has been rebuilt in each of the monarchs' reig...

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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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