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‘God save great George our king’ from Gentleman’s Magazine, Octo

‘God save our lord the King’, Gentleman’s Magazine (London, 1745).

In 1745, The Gentleman’s Magazine published ‘God save our lord the king: A new song set for two voices’. It was sung in support of King George II (1683-1760) during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. By the time that George IV became King in 1820, it had been adopted as a national anthem. It is ever so slightly different from the modern version.

Watercoloured engraving of George IV from the shoulders up