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Birth of a prince... Death of the King's brother...



Item # 620538

November 3, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 3, 1767 

* Prince Edward Augustus born
* Edward, Duke of York death


An inside page announces: "Yesterday morning...her Majesty was taken in labour at Queen's Palace...and at half an hour past twelve her Majesty was safely delivered of a Prince, who are both as well as can be expected." This was Prince Edward Augustus, who would later be the Duke of Kent.
The same page has a full column concerning the death of the Duke of York, the younger brother of King George III. Included is a black-bordered note on the coffin (see).
The balance of the issue is taken up with various reports from Europe from just 8 years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Many advertisements as well.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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