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Adelaide, wife of William IV
Title : Adelaide, wife of William IV Adelaide, wife of William IV
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Source : Lives of the Hanoverian Queens of England, p. 356
Date of creation : ca. 1831
Format : Book
Dimensions : 110 x 90 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of Queen Adelaide (1792-1849) by Sir William Beechy around 1831. The portrait is now held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Adelaide of Saxe-Coburg Meiningen married William, then Duke of Clarence, in 1818 and became Queen Adelaide when he ascended to the throne as King William IV in 1830. When the colony of South Australia was founded in 1836, William asked that its capital be named for his wife.

Related names :

Adelaide, Queen, consort of William IV, King of Great Britain, 1792-1849

Period : Pre-1836
Further reading :

Cockburn, Rodney. Nomenclature of South Australia, Adelaide : W.K. Thomas & Co., Printers, 1908 

Gargett, Kathryn and Susan Marsden. Adelaide: a brief history, Adelaide: State History Centre in association with Adelaide City Council, 1996

Howie, Dorothy. Adelaide, the Queen city, Adelaide: The Queen Adelaide Society, 1986?

Light, William. William Light's brief journal and Australian diaries with an introduction and notes by David Elder. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1984

Whitelock, Derek. Adelaide from colony to jubilee: a sense of difference, Adelaide : Savvas Publishing, c1985
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