The Age of Sail in Everything – in the middle of nowhere.

A completely random post, but this was not exactly the man I expected to meet on a pub sign while wandering through rural Cumbria.

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King George IV

Possibly more oddly still, until WW1 the pub was known as the King of Prussia, and the name is still on the signs. I’m not sure which king – maybe Frederick the Great, as with the more famous King of Prussia inn which eventually gave its name to the biggest shopping centre in America, but maybe more likely Frederick William III, who came to England as part of the visit of the Allied Sovereigns in 1814. That would make more sense of the George IV connection, at least, as he hosted the visit as Prince Regent – I couldn’t think why not George V, if it was renamed during his reign.

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King of Prussia
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