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King George the Fourth, Fleet Street

These premises have been known by different names during their history:FROMTONAME
16061716GEORGE INN
1720c1835GEORGE I
c18351964GEORGE IV
George Iv 16 Fleet St It is somewhat surprising that a number of pubs have been named after this king. When George III died his son the Prince Regent ascended to the throne as George IV (1762 - 1830). He was a 'dedicated follower of fashion' and exuded both charm and culture so he earned the title 'the first gentleman of England'. However, he was not a particularly popular monarch and did not provide leadership for his subjects. 'His ministers found his behaviour selfish, unreliable and irresponsible'. George IV ruled from 1820 to 1830. This pub name is how the GEORGE IV was labelled on the Board of Health map of 1851.

King George the Fourth
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