Sunday, 1 July 2018

The Royal Barge






Likened to a modern 'limo', this gilded barge was used by the King to travel up and down the Thames, powered by sixteen rowers, its gilded lions the bow snarling lesser craft out of the way.  Separately, King George III is shown as a figurehead supported by an African slave on both sides.  He looks a bit like Prince Charles.


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