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William IV of the United Kingdom
William IV
Historical Figure
Nationality: United Kingdom
Religion: Church of England
Date of Birth: 1765
Date of Death: 1837
Cause of Death: Cardiovascular disease
Occupation: Monarch
Parents: George III (father)
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Spouse: Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
Children: Twelve
Relatives: George IV (brother)
Affiliations: House of Hanover
Appearances:
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1824: The Arkansas War
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. William was the third son of George III and the younger brother and successor to George IV. Since his two older brothers died without leaving legitimate issue, he inherited the throne when he was 64 years old. His reign saw several reforms: the poor law was updated, child labor restricted, slavery abolished in nearly all the British Empire, and the Reform Act 1832 refashioned the British electoral system.

At his death William had no surviving legitimate children, though he was survived by eight of the ten illegitimate children he had by the actress Dorothea Jordan, with whom he cohabited for 20 years. William was succeeded in the United Kingdom by his niece, Victoria, and in Hanover by his brother, Ernest Augustus.

William IV in Trail of GloryEdit

Robert Ross attempted to pay his respects to William, Duke of Clarence before the general traveled to the Confederacy of the Arkansas in 1824. The Duke did not see him. Ross, who'd gone to see William purely to nettle him, was not disappointed.

At this point, it was clear that the Duke would succeed his brother, George IV, as monarch. Ross considered George dissolute, and William even more so.


Regnal titles (OTL)
Preceded by
George IV
Monarch of the United Kingdom
1830-1837
Succeeded by
Victoria
Preceded by
George IV
King of Hanover
1830-1837
Succeeded by
Ernest Augustus I

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