Royal George

Royal George,

British naval vessel that sank on Aug. 29, 1782, while undergoing repairs at Spithead. Its commander, Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, and about 800 sailors and visitors were drowned. The incident is commemorated in William Cowper's poem "On the Loss of the Royal George."
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When the mail got successfully to Dover, in the course of the forenoon, the head drawer at the Royal George Hotel opened the coach-door as his custom was.
The Concord bed-chamber being always assigned to a passenger by the mail, and passengers by the mail being always heavily wrapped up from bead to foot, the room had the odd interest for the establishment of the Royal George, that although but one kind of man was seen to go into it, all kinds and varieties of men came out of it.
The man who came with the barrow told us the mail had set him down the morning before at the Royal George, that he had inquired what inns there were along the coast, and hearing ours well spoken of, I suppose, and described as lonely, had chosen it from the others for his place of residence.
Indeed, that Cowper is remembered at all is due more to his shorter poems such as Boadicea and The Wreck of the Royal George, and chiefly, perhaps, to John Gilpin, which in its own way is a treasure that we would not be without.
He hated to see the fellow lift the pewter pint to his mouth in the bar of the Royal George on market-day, and the mere sight of him on the other side of the road brought a severe and critical expression into his black eyes, as different as possible from the fatherly glance he bent on his two nieces as they approached the door.
It was renamed the Canterbury Tavern & Music Hall in 1890 and, six years later, the separate tavern building became the Royal George thanks to renowned Birmingham pub architects James and Lister Lea.
It was renamed the Canterbury Tavern & Music Hall in 1890 and six years later the separate tavern became the Royal George thanks to renowned Birmingham pub architects James and Lister Lea.
1782: The 100-ton battleship HMS Royal George sank off Spithead with the loss of more than 900 lives.
The drinker went to spend a penny in the Royal George - a popular student haunt in Cardiff - only to find he could not get out of the cubicle.
The State Government has entered into an agreement with Saracen Properties to restore and redevelop the historic Royal George Hotel in East Fremantle, Lands Minister Terry Redman announced today.
The Royal George pub in Thornaby Street closed last November as Cleveland Police asked for the premises' licence to be reviewed after a series of complaints.
The event on Saturday, November 9 will be held in Liverpool's Royal George Pub from 7.

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