TL8564 : King Louis Philippe's wall plaque

near to Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain

King Louis Philippe's wall plaque
King Louis Philippe's wall plaque
There cannot be many places in the UK that have been the main residence of the monarch of another country, like this building next to the Angel Hotel on Bury's Angel Hill. In fact the tale of Louis Philippe and his Queen Amalie (spellings vary) is little known. The British Government paid them a retainer while Napoleon was in power, but it was the French people that put them in power in 1830. Philippe and Amalie operated as constitutional monarchs with an elected parliament but eventually in 1848 the French people decided they really didn't want a king, and the pair were sent into exile.

For no obvious reason they finished up in Bury St. Edmunds, where they made friends with the Marquess of Bristol. He lived at nearby Ickworth House, which still has a pair of vases carrying the couple's portraits. Later the couple moved south and stayed in the Marquess' Brighton house for a while.
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