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Birth of Beau Brummell

Posted in Anniversary, History on Friday, 28 May 2010

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picture Beau Brummell asks "Who's you fat friend?"

Beau Brummell asks “Who’s you fat friend?” Illustrated by Paul Rainer

The most fashionable gentleman of Regency England was born on 7 June 1778. George Bryan ‘Beau’ Brummell was not especially rich but could boast the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, amongst his friends. He lived in Mayfair, dressed elegantly and gambled extravagantly. After a rift developed and the Prince Regent snubbed him one evening, Brummell famously asked Lord Alvanley, “Who’s your fat friend?”, an incident celebrated in the above picture by Paul Rainer.

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