George III recovers from illness - 1789


In ex.:
23 APRIL / 1789

Dalton & Hamer 930 (Middlesex National Series), BHM 297
Mm. 29 - AE
By J. Davies

Dalton & Hamer 930 - Middlesex, National Series.

O: Bust to right. GEORGIVS III REX.
R: The arms of London, &c. VISITED ST. PAULS.
Ex.: 23 APRIL. 1789.
A. 739
To commemorate the restoration to health of George III, a number of medalets were struck; also some having reference to the Prince Regent.

From British Historical Medals (Vol. I p. 70):
" The King's health began to improve from the middle of January 1789 and on the 27th February the London Gazette announced that no further bulletins on the King's health would be issued. On the 10th March Parliament presented congratulatory addresses to the King on his recovery and the nation celebrated his return to health with enthusiasm. The 14th March saw the King's return to Windsor and large cheering crowds turned out to witness his progress. Thursday, 23rd April was appointed by royal proclamation to be observed as a day of general thanksgiving. The King, the Queen and the Royal family, both Houses of Parliament and the corporation of London attended a service in St. Paul's Cathedral".