1844 Royal event

A cartoon published in 1844 on the birth on Queen Victoria’s 4th child was entitled ‘Royal Nursery Rhyme  for 1860’ accompanied by the rhyme: There was a Royal Lady that lived in a Shoe. It showed a young woman in a tall pointed hat with broad brim with many children by a large shoe.
John Leech, ‘Royal Prospects’, Punch, VII, (1844), p. 79; also published in Briggs, Susan and Asa (editors), Cap and Bell, Punch’s chronicle of English history in the making, 1841-1861, (1972)

 

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