Special Collections

Georgian Delights: Talk - The Return of the Royal Mistress: George IV and his Female Favourites

The accession of George IV was the first time a British sovereign had kept a mistress since the time of his great-grandfather, George II, in the 1750s. In this talk, Dr Nigel Aston of the University of Leicester looks again at the influence and assesses the importance of two much criticised women, Ladies Hertford and Conyngham, in relation to the king's personal and public life between 1811 and 1830.

Relating to the Georgian Delights exhibition.

Please note that the Lunchtime talk: 'Lies! Lies!' Reactions to the Accession of George IV (1820-21) has been changed to the above event due to reasons beyond our control. We are sorry for any invconvenience caused.

1 hour