The Guard Wot Looks After the Sovereign

Satirical cartoon showing large woman in blue dress and red man's coat holding a blunderbuss, entitled "The Guard Wot Looks After the Sovereign". It depicts Elizabeth, Lady Conyngham (1769-1861), mistress of the Prince Regent from 1819 until his death in 1830. She urged him to oppose emancipation. She is also said to have had an affair with Tsar Nicholas I of Russia during his visit to London in 1816. She is shown dressed as a man, carrying a blunderbuss.

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