A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: Prinny’s Taylor – The Life and Times of Louis Bazalgette (1750-1830)

It’s my absolute pleasure to welcome Charles Bazalgette to the salon today. Charles is the author of the marvellous, Prinny’s Taylor, and is on intimate terms with George IV’s apparel… I cannot recommend the book highly enough, it is a definite must-read for anyone with an interest in the period, the man or the wonderful fashion he wore!

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LouispaintingTwenty  years ago when I started researching for this book I never imagined that I would find out so much about an almost unknown ancestor that I would end up with a 380-page biography.  But over those years some extraordinary finds elevated the work from perhaps a monograph, of interest mainly to my family, to a biography which tells us a great deal more about George, Prince of Wales than has ever been published before.  Through his extensive dealings with his tailor of 32 years, Louis Bazalgette, we see in great detail what clothes he ordered,  when and where he more many of them, and how much they cost the nation.  Unbelievable quantities of clothes of great richness were ordered.  The huge debts that Prinny ran up with his tailor led to financial crises, the most important of which was in 1795, when the Prince was forced…

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