'Penury incurr'd by endless riot, vanity, the lust of pleasure and variety! Ministerial grace deals him out money from the public chest', c1820. Satirical cartoon: Prime Minister William Pitt advises the dissolute Prince Regent (future King George IV) to marry Caroline of Brunswick. From "The Queen's matrimonial ladder", a political pamphlet with wood engraved illustrations by George Cruikshank, published after the opening of the trial of Queen Caroline (1768-1821, also known as Caroline of Brunswick, consort of King George IV), in August 1820. [William Hone, London]. Included in an album containing portraits and satirical caricatures related to the trial.