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Queen Caroline

Person  Female  Born 1/3/1683  Died 20/11/1737

Categories: Royalty

Countries: Germany

Queen consort of George II. Born Ansbach. She and her husband came to Britain in 1714 when he became heir presumptive to the English throne. Politically aligned with Robert Walpole. She acted as Regent when George was away in Hanover on four occasions. She had a big impact on the look of London when she acquired the western section of Hyde Park to add to her gardens at Kensington Palace. She had the Long Water and the Serpentine created from the ponds that were already there, and built a ha-ha to keep deer and other undesirables out of her garden. A queen with a happy marriage, not to be confused with Caroline of Brunswick who unhappily married King George IV.

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Alexander Cruden

Camden Passage (link now dead) had a picture of the unveiling by Poet Laureat...

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Buck Hill bastion

This is really an information board rather than a plaque and has a number of ...

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Ha-ha in Hyde Park

We find the terminology used on the information board confusing; 'bastion' is...

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Queen Caroline memorial

Unveiled by the Queen.

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