[Official announcement of the death of King George III.] Printed periodical: 'The London Gazette Extraordinary', announcing the king's death.

[Death of King George III] The London Gazette
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'Published by Authority. | Monday, January 31, 1820.' [Niumb. 17559.] London: 'Printed by Robert George Clarke, Cannon-Row, Parliament-Street.'
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3pp, small 4to. Bifolium on wove paper. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with closed tear at head of gutter. Customary tax stamp in red on first page. Each page with mourning border. In small print and double column. The first page carries the report of the King's death, dated from Whitehall, 31 January 1820, beginning: 'On Saturday afternoon, at thirty-five minutes past eight o'clock, Our late Most Gracious Sovereign King George the Third, whose strength had gradually declined for some weeks, expired without the least apparent suffering, at His Castle of Windsor, in the eighty-second year of His age and the sixtieth of His reign.' A declaration of allegiance by the new king's brothers and others follows, with two reports of meetings of the Court. The London Gazette, founded in 1665 as the Oxford Gazette, is the most important among the official journals of record of the British government.