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Broadside Here's a health to the Queen of England or, Britain's hopes.


A particulalry scarce 19th century broaside / ballad - it celebrates the news of Queen Victoria's pregnancy - she was married in Feb. 1840 and had her first child, Princess Victoria "Vicky" of Great Britain (Princess Royal), in Nov. 1840. The ballad though, anticipates a male heir. Only one example on Worldcat Printed by George Walker, Jun., Sadler-Street, Durham. - Sold by John Livsey, 43 Hanover-Street, Shudehill, Manchester - this would appear to be an unrecorded Carlisle printing