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The Battle of Heligoland Bight - First Naval Battle of WWI
28 August 1914
The first naval battle of World War I, the Battle of Heligoland Bight, took place on this day in maritime history, 28 August 1914. The battle itself took place in the North Sea off Germany’s northwest coast. The British Royal Navy had originally planned to continue with its traditional strategy of close blockades on its enemy’s ports, but the advent of submarines and sea mines forced Britain to adopt a more cautious strategy going forward. Germany also expected Britain to pursue its traditional strategy and the German High Seas Fleet therefore remained mostly within German holdings, patrolling and waiting for the British attack.
Although neither side went on the offensive early in the war, Commodore Roger Keyes and Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt of the Royal Navy observed that German destroyers had adopted a regular pattern of patrols where each evening cruisers would escort out destroyers, which would patrol for British ships during the night before being met and escorted home each morning. The British planned to exploit this weakness by using submarines as a decoy to lure the German patrol out to sea and then cutting it off from escape. This plan became the British focal point in their preparation for the first attack and on the morning of 28 August 1914, that attack became the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
A British fleet of 31 destroyers, two cruisers, and eight submarines was dispatched to carry out the ambush on the German patrol, with long range support coming from an additional six light cruisers and five battlecruisers. In the end, the British plan was carried out much as it had been imagined, though last-minute reinforcements prevented what could have turned into defeat for the Royal Navy. Three German light cruisers and one destroyer were sunk. Three more light cruisers were damaged, 712 sailors killed, 530 injured and 336 taken prisoner.
The British victory in the first naval battle of WWI is seen as being of major import to the early course of the war. It was a morale booster for the Royal Navy while simultaneously turning the German High Seas Fleet into a more cautious, defensive fleet than it had previously been. Churchill remarked of the battle that “The results of this action were far-reaching. Henceforward, the weight of British Naval prestige lay heavy across all German sea enterprise … The German Navy was indeed “muzzled”. Except for furtive movements by individual submarines and minelayers, not a dog stirred from August till November.”
Both photos above show the German light cruiser SMS Mainz as it sinks during the battle.
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The Battle of Heligoland Bight - First Naval Battle of WWI
28 August 1914
The first naval battle of World War I, the Battle of Heligoland Bight, took place on this day in maritime history, 28 August 1914. The battle itself took place in the North Sea off Germany’s northwest coast. The British Royal Navy had originally planned to continue with its traditional strategy of close blockades on its enemy’s ports, but the advent of submarines and sea mines forced Britain to adopt a more cautious strategy going forward. Germany also expected Britain to pursue its traditional strategy and the German High Seas Fleet therefore remained mostly within German holdings, patrolling and waiting for the British attack.
Although neither side went on the offensive early in the war, Commodore Roger Keyes and Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt of the Royal Navy observed that German destroyers had adopted a regular pattern of patrols where each evening cruisers would escort out destroyers, which would patrol for British ships during the night before being met and escorted home each morning. The British planned to exploit this weakness by using submarines as a decoy to lure the German patrol out to sea and then cutting it off from escape. This plan became the British focal point in their preparation for the first attack and on the morning of 28 August 1914, that attack became the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
A British fleet of 31 destroyers, two cruisers, and eight submarines was dispatched to carry out the ambush on the German patrol, with long range support coming from an additional six light cruisers and five battlecruisers. In the end, the British plan was carried out much as it had been imagined, though last-minute reinforcements prevented what could have turned into defeat for the Royal Navy. Three German light cruisers and one destroyer were sunk. Three more light cruisers were damaged, 712 sailors killed, 530 injured and 336 taken prisoner.
The British victory in the first naval battle of WWI is seen as being of major import to the early course of the war. It was a morale booster for the Royal Navy while simultaneously turning the German High Seas Fleet into a more cautious, defensive fleet than it had previously been. Churchill remarked of the battle that “The results of this action were far-reaching. Henceforward, the weight of British Naval prestige lay heavy across all German sea enterprise … The German Navy was indeed “muzzled”. Except for furtive movements by individual submarines and minelayers, not a dog stirred from August till November.”
Both photos above show the German light cruiser SMS Mainz as it sinks during the battle.

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The Battle of Heligoland Bight - First Naval Battle of WWI

28 August 1914

The first naval battle of World War I, the Battle of Heligoland Bight, took place on this day in maritime history, 28 August 1914. The battle itself took place in the North Sea off Germany’s northwest coast. The British Royal Navy had originally planned to continue with its traditional strategy of close blockades on its enemy’s ports, but the advent of submarines and sea mines forced Britain to adopt a more cautious strategy going forward. Germany also expected Britain to pursue its traditional strategy and the German High Seas Fleet therefore remained mostly within German holdings, patrolling and waiting for the British attack.

Although neither side went on the offensive early in the war, Commodore Roger Keyes and Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt of the Royal Navy observed that German destroyers had adopted a regular pattern of patrols where each evening cruisers would escort out destroyers, which would patrol for British ships during the night before being met and escorted home each morning. The British planned to exploit this weakness by using submarines as a decoy to lure the German patrol out to sea and then cutting it off from escape. This plan became the British focal point in their preparation for the first attack and on the morning of 28 August 1914, that attack became the Battle of Heligoland Bight.

A British fleet of 31 destroyers, two cruisers, and eight submarines was dispatched to carry out the ambush on the German patrol, with long range support coming from an additional six light cruisers and five battlecruisers. In the end, the British plan was carried out much as it had been imagined, though last-minute reinforcements prevented what could have turned into defeat for the Royal Navy. Three German light cruisers and one destroyer were sunk. Three more light cruisers were damaged, 712 sailors killed, 530 injured and 336 taken prisoner.

The British victory in the first naval battle of WWI is seen as being of major import to the early course of the war. It was a morale booster for the Royal Navy while simultaneously turning the German High Seas Fleet into a more cautious, defensive fleet than it had previously been. Churchill remarked of the battle that “The results of this action were far-reaching. Henceforward, the weight of British Naval prestige lay heavy across all German sea enterprise … The German Navy was indeed “muzzled”. Except for furtive movements by individual submarines and minelayers, not a dog stirred from August till November.”

Both photos above show the German light cruiser SMS Mainz as it sinks during the battle.

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The Battle of Grand Port
27 August 1810
The naval Battle of Grand Port between frigate squadrons of the French Navy and the British Royal Navy concluded on this day in maritime history, 27 August 1810. It was the British Royal Navy’s worst defeat of the Napoleonic Wars. The two squadrons fought over control of the harbour of Grand Port on Isle de France, now called Mauritius. 
The British had seized control of a fortified position at the harbour’s entrance and sought to blockade the entrance to prevent the French gaining control of the harbour. When the French squadron under Guy-Victor Duperré arrived on 20 August, the British decided to conceal their presence, lure the French into the harbour, and then use their superior numbers to defeat the French at close range. Captain Nesbit Willoughby attempted to make a decoy of his ship, the Nereide, by flying a French tricolour and luring the French squadron in between the false ship and the hidden guns on Île de la Passe. When an accidental explosion put the hidden guns out of commission, the Nereide alone could not blockade the harbour and the French ships (save one) were able to enter the harbour.
After the French ships broke the British blockade they were able to take shelter in the protected anchorage of the harbour, accessible only by navigating a complex series of reefs and sandbanks. Because the French had a harbour pilot they passed without major incident, though their ships had suffered damage during the encounter at the harbour’s entrance. The British, on the other hand, were reckless in their attack and without the aid of a harbour pilot, two of their ships ran aground and were burned to prevent the French from capturing them. The other two ships were eventually captured by the French, and in the end, the British surrendered and every survivor of the Battle of Grand Port was taken prisoner.
The map above depicts the movements of the squadrons; the French ships are in blue and the British ships in red.
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The Battle of Grand Port
27 August 1810
The naval Battle of Grand Port between frigate squadrons of the French Navy and the British Royal Navy concluded on this day in maritime history, 27 August 1810. It was the British Royal Navy’s worst defeat of the Napoleonic Wars. The two squadrons fought over control of the harbour of Grand Port on Isle de France, now called Mauritius. 
The British had seized control of a fortified position at the harbour’s entrance and sought to blockade the entrance to prevent the French gaining control of the harbour. When the French squadron under Guy-Victor Duperré arrived on 20 August, the British decided to conceal their presence, lure the French into the harbour, and then use their superior numbers to defeat the French at close range. Captain Nesbit Willoughby attempted to make a decoy of his ship, the Nereide, by flying a French tricolour and luring the French squadron in between the false ship and the hidden guns on Île de la Passe. When an accidental explosion put the hidden guns out of commission, the Nereide alone could not blockade the harbour and the French ships (save one) were able to enter the harbour.
After the French ships broke the British blockade they were able to take shelter in the protected anchorage of the harbour, accessible only by navigating a complex series of reefs and sandbanks. Because the French had a harbour pilot they passed without major incident, though their ships had suffered damage during the encounter at the harbour’s entrance. The British, on the other hand, were reckless in their attack and without the aid of a harbour pilot, two of their ships ran aground and were burned to prevent the French from capturing them. The other two ships were eventually captured by the French, and in the end, the British surrendered and every survivor of the Battle of Grand Port was taken prisoner.
The map above depicts the movements of the squadrons; the French ships are in blue and the British ships in red.
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The Battle of Grand Port
27 August 1810
The naval Battle of Grand Port between frigate squadrons of the French Navy and the British Royal Navy concluded on this day in maritime history, 27 August 1810. It was the British Royal Navy’s worst defeat of the Napoleonic Wars. The two squadrons fought over control of the harbour of Grand Port on Isle de France, now called Mauritius. 
The British had seized control of a fortified position at the harbour’s entrance and sought to blockade the entrance to prevent the French gaining control of the harbour. When the French squadron under Guy-Victor Duperré arrived on 20 August, the British decided to conceal their presence, lure the French into the harbour, and then use their superior numbers to defeat the French at close range. Captain Nesbit Willoughby attempted to make a decoy of his ship, the Nereide, by flying a French tricolour and luring the French squadron in between the false ship and the hidden guns on Île de la Passe. When an accidental explosion put the hidden guns out of commission, the Nereide alone could not blockade the harbour and the French ships (save one) were able to enter the harbour.
After the French ships broke the British blockade they were able to take shelter in the protected anchorage of the harbour, accessible only by navigating a complex series of reefs and sandbanks. Because the French had a harbour pilot they passed without major incident, though their ships had suffered damage during the encounter at the harbour’s entrance. The British, on the other hand, were reckless in their attack and without the aid of a harbour pilot, two of their ships ran aground and were burned to prevent the French from capturing them. The other two ships were eventually captured by the French, and in the end, the British surrendered and every survivor of the Battle of Grand Port was taken prisoner.
The map above depicts the movements of the squadrons; the French ships are in blue and the British ships in red.

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The Battle of Grand Port

27 August 1810

The naval Battle of Grand Port between frigate squadrons of the French Navy and the British Royal Navy concluded on this day in maritime history, 27 August 1810. It was the British Royal Navy’s worst defeat of the Napoleonic Wars. The two squadrons fought over control of the harbour of Grand Port on Isle de France, now called Mauritius. 

The British had seized control of a fortified position at the harbour’s entrance and sought to blockade the entrance to prevent the French gaining control of the harbour. When the French squadron under Guy-Victor Duperré arrived on 20 August, the British decided to conceal their presence, lure the French into the harbour, and then use their superior numbers to defeat the French at close range. Captain Nesbit Willoughby attempted to make a decoy of his ship, the Nereide, by flying a French tricolour and luring the French squadron in between the false ship and the hidden guns on Île de la Passe. When an accidental explosion put the hidden guns out of commission, the Nereide alone could not blockade the harbour and the French ships (save one) were able to enter the harbour.

After the French ships broke the British blockade they were able to take shelter in the protected anchorage of the harbour, accessible only by navigating a complex series of reefs and sandbanks. Because the French had a harbour pilot they passed without major incident, though their ships had suffered damage during the encounter at the harbour’s entrance. The British, on the other hand, were reckless in their attack and without the aid of a harbour pilot, two of their ships ran aground and were burned to prevent the French from capturing them. The other two ships were eventually captured by the French, and in the end, the British surrendered and every survivor of the Battle of Grand Port was taken prisoner.

The map above depicts the movements of the squadrons; the French ships are in blue and the British ships in red.

The Battle of Crécy

26 August 1346

The Battle of Crécy was fought on this day in British history, 26 August 1346. It was a decisive battle of the Hundred Years’ War and is widely remembered as the first battle where the effectiveness of the longbow played a major role. 

In July of 1346, English King Edward III had landed on the coast of Normandy with an invasion force of approximately 14,000 men. As the English army plundered the countryside, French King Philip VI raised an army of his own, made up of around 8,000 mounted knights and 4,000 hired Genoese crossbowmen. When the two sides met at Crécy on 26 August 1346, the 10,000 English longbowmen overwhelmed the 4,000 Genoese crossbowmen, mainly because the English longbows could be reloaded much faster and fired much further. Mainly because of the advantage provided by their longbows, the English suffered less than 200 casualties, while the French had lost at least 2,000 during their futile waves of attack over the course of the battle.

art-of-swords:

English Rapier
Dated: 16th century
Measurements: overall lenght 48 1/2”; blade lenght 40” 
The blade features three grooves extending 12” from the hilt. The scalloped basket has perforations preceding a curled iron crossguard. The grip is comprised of intricately woven steel wire decorated with criss-crossing brass wire, while the large pommel is likewise decorated with a scallop design.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Alexander Historical Auctions
art-of-swords:

English Rapier
Dated: 16th century
Measurements: overall lenght 48 1/2”; blade lenght 40” 
The blade features three grooves extending 12” from the hilt. The scalloped basket has perforations preceding a curled iron crossguard. The grip is comprised of intricately woven steel wire decorated with criss-crossing brass wire, while the large pommel is likewise decorated with a scallop design.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Alexander Historical Auctions
art-of-swords:

English Rapier
Dated: 16th century
Measurements: overall lenght 48 1/2”; blade lenght 40” 
The blade features three grooves extending 12” from the hilt. The scalloped basket has perforations preceding a curled iron crossguard. The grip is comprised of intricately woven steel wire decorated with criss-crossing brass wire, while the large pommel is likewise decorated with a scallop design.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Alexander Historical Auctions
art-of-swords:

English Rapier
Dated: 16th century
Measurements: overall lenght 48 1/2”; blade lenght 40” 
The blade features three grooves extending 12” from the hilt. The scalloped basket has perforations preceding a curled iron crossguard. The grip is comprised of intricately woven steel wire decorated with criss-crossing brass wire, while the large pommel is likewise decorated with a scallop design.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Alexander Historical Auctions

art-of-swords:

English Rapier

  • Dated: 16th century
  • Measurements: overall lenght 48 1/2”; blade lenght 40” 

The blade features three grooves extending 12” from the hilt. The scalloped basket has perforations preceding a curled iron crossguard. The grip is comprised of intricately woven steel wire decorated with criss-crossing brass wire, while the large pommel is likewise decorated with a scallop design.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Alexander Historical Auctions

Michael Faraday Dies at Age 75

25 August 1867

Michael Faraday, one of the most influential scientists in history, died at the age of 75 on this day in British history, 25 August 1867. Faraday made many important contributions to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. Faraday also served as the Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Richard III is Killed at Bosworth Field

22 August 1485

King Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, on this day in British history, 22 August 1485. The Battle of Bosworth Field was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that raged across England in the latter half of the 15th century. The battle was won by the Lancastrians whose leader, Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty. His opponent, Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle, and historians view Bosworth Field as marking the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it a defining moment of English and Welsh history.

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Captain Cook Claims New South Wales for Britain

21 August 1770

Captain James Cook formally claimed eastern Australia for Great Britain and named it New South Wales, on this day in maritime history, 21 August 1770. Cook’s journal entry from 21 August 1770 reads:

"Having satisfied my self of the great Probabillity of a Passage, thro’ which I intend going with the Ship, and therefore may land no more upon this Eastern coast of New Holland, and on the Western side I can make no new discovery the honor of which belongs to the Dutch Navigators; but the Eastern Coast from the Latitutde of 38° South down to this place I am confident was never seen or viseted by any European before us, and Notwithstand[ing] I had in the Name of His Majesty taken posession of several places upon this coast, I now once more hoisted English Coulers and in the Name of His Majesty King George the Third took posession of the whole Eastern Coast from above the Latitude down to this place by the name of New South Wales, together with all the Bays, Harbours Rivers and Islands situate upon the said coast, after which we fired three Volleys of small Arms which were Answered by the like number from the Ship.”

Above is a map of the east coast of what was then called New Holland; the map was drawn up by Captain Cook during his first voyage.

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USS Constitution Defeats HMS Guerriere

19 August 1812

USS Constitution defeated and sank HMS Guerriere on this day in maritime history, 19 August 1812. The single ship action was part of the War of 1812 which pitted 85 Royal Navy vessels against a fledgling American navy with only 22 commissioned vessels. After the outbreak of war, USS Constitution took three weeks to collect a fresh crew and on putting out to sea the ship narrowly missed being captured in between ships of a British squadron. After resupplying in Boston and raiding British merchant ships in Halifax, USS Constitution turned south and made for Bermuda. On the way, however, she ran into one of the British ships that had almost captured her, HMS Guerriere

The engagement favored the American ship which had larger guns and a thicker hull and, in the end, that is how it played out. HMS Guerriere sustained heavy damage before the ships’ masts became entangled and the two crews began firing muskets at one another. Eventually, the ships broke free but Guerriere’s foremast and mainmast both fell into the water, leaving the ship helpless and defeated, forcing the British to surrender. When the American Lieutenant boarded the Guerriere and asked if she was prepared to surrender, her captain responded “Well, Sir, I don’t know. Our mizzen mast is gone, our fore and main masts are gone - I think on the whole you might say we have struck our flag.” The American victory over the admittedly inferior French-built Guerriere still proved a boost to American morale early in the war.

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The Battle of Lagos

18/19 August 1759

The two-day long Battle of Lagos began on this day in maritime history, 18 August 1759. Part of the Seven Years’ War, the battle was also part of Britain’s ‘Annus Mirabilis,’ a year when Britain saw multiple victories after having suffered numerous defeats in previous years. It came about after the French made plans to launch an invasion of England. Admiral Edward Boscawen was tasked with blockading the French fleet at Toulon but he was forced to refit and stock up on provisions at Gibraltar, and while there his lookout spotted the French fleet passing through the straights, en route for England. The British gave chase and over a two-day battle managed to sink two French ships-of-the-line and capture three others. The remainder of the French fleet scattered in various directions, their planned invasion having been stymied.

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HMS Sybille Captures Espiègle

16 August 1809

HMS Sybille captured the French brig-corvette Espiègle on this day in maritime history, 16 August 1809. The Sybille had been built and originally christened ‘Sibylle' when it served as a frigate in the French Navy, but the ship was captured by HMS Romney in 1794. She served in the Royal Navy until 1833, capturing three French ships during that span, one of them being Espiègle on 16 August 1809. Espiègle was later commissioned HMS Electra. The text above is is taken from the London Gazette, where on 6 September 1808, Captain Clotworthy Upton announced his capture of Espiègle.

The Battle of the Spurs (Guinegate)

16 August 1513

The Battle of Guinegate (Battle of the Spurs) took place on this day in British history, 16 August 1513. Henry VIII of England, the Emperor Maximilian, and the Swiss, in 1513 entered into what they called the Holy League, an offensive alliance against France. Henry VIII landed at Calais in the month of July, and soon formed an army of 30,000 men. He was joined by the emperor with a good corps of horse and some foot soldiers. With an army of 50,000 men, they laid siege to the French town of Thérouanne. After a first French attempt to break the siege failed, the duc de Longueville led a second attempt to relieve the besieged town. On 16 August 1513 the French force was handily defeated by the Holy League at Guinegate. This battle was called the battle of Spurs, because, in the haste of the French horses to flee the battlefield, the French used their spurs more than they did their swords. The English king the laid siege to Tournai, which submitted in a few days.

King Macbeth is Killed at the Battle of Lumphanan
15 August 1057
The Battle of Lumphanan was fought on 15 August 1057, between Macbeth, King of Scotland, and Máel Coluim mac Donnchada, the future King Malcolm III. Macbeth was killed, having drawn his retreating forces north to make a last stand. According to tradition, the battle took place near the Peel of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire. Macbeth’s Stone, some 300 metres (980 ft) south-west of the peel, is said to be the stone upon which Macbeth was beheaded. The images above show the traditional locations of the Peel of Lumphanan and Macbeth’s Stone, respectively. King Macbeth is Killed at the Battle of Lumphanan
15 August 1057
The Battle of Lumphanan was fought on 15 August 1057, between Macbeth, King of Scotland, and Máel Coluim mac Donnchada, the future King Malcolm III. Macbeth was killed, having drawn his retreating forces north to make a last stand. According to tradition, the battle took place near the Peel of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire. Macbeth’s Stone, some 300 metres (980 ft) south-west of the peel, is said to be the stone upon which Macbeth was beheaded. The images above show the traditional locations of the Peel of Lumphanan and Macbeth’s Stone, respectively.

King Macbeth is Killed at the Battle of Lumphanan

15 August 1057

The Battle of Lumphanan was fought on 15 August 1057, between Macbeth, King of Scotland, and Máel Coluim mac Donnchada, the future King Malcolm III. Macbeth was killed, having drawn his retreating forces north to make a last stand. According to tradition, the battle took place near the Peel of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire. Macbeth’s Stone, some 300 metres (980 ft) south-west of the peel, is said to be the stone upon which Macbeth was beheaded. The images above show the traditional locations of the Peel of Lumphanan and Macbeth’s Stone, respectively.

The Battle of Blenheim

13 August 1704

The Battle of Blenheim, a major battle in the War of the Spanish Succession, was fought on this day in British history, 13 August 1704. French King Louis XIV hoped to seize Vienna and ransom it in return for peace with Austria, a result that would weaken the Grand Alliance. Instead, the Duke of Marlborough managed to march a massive army south to the Danube and engage Marshall Tallard’s Franco-Bavarian army that had effectively surrounded Vienna.

Marlborough’s force numbered slightly over 50,000, while the Franco-Bavarian army came in just under 60,000. Tallard did not expect Marlborough’s slightly outnumbered force to launch an attack, but when they did the French troops were caught unprepared. Marlborough led a brave charge that broke the soft center of the French line at Blenheim, splitting Tallard’s force in half and leading to  its defeat. At a cost of 12,000 casualties, the Allies captured 13,000 Franco-Bavarian troops (including Tallard) and killed, wounded, or caused to be drowned approximately 18,000 more. Vienna was saved, and the French had suffered their worst defeat in over 50 years in what ultimately became a turning point in the War of the Spanish Succession.

Image: The Duke of Marlborough at the Battle of Blenheim: The Surrender of Maréchal Tallard (National Trust)

King George IV is Born

12 August 1762

King George IV of the United Kingdom was born on this day in British history, 12 August 1762. George IV is remembered as a king more concerned with his lavish lifestyle than with ruling his kingdom. Although he did promote the growth of art and was instrumental in the foundation of the National Gallery and King’s College London, he did little in the government. From 1811 he served as Prince Regent after his father, George III, descended into his final mental illness. During George IV’s Regency and even after he took the throne in 1820, the government was run by Lord Liverpool, a PM who presided over the reality of governing during the Napoleonic Wars. George IV died in 1830.