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Robert Southey (1774-1843)

Carmen Triumphale, for the commencement of the year 1814 1814

RCIN 1081242

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This Laureate poem was written in praise of British victories in the Peninsular War in 1813, and the inspirational leadership of Lord Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington). This copy was sumptuously bound in red morocco leather and watered silk for presentation to the Prince Regent, later George IV. Presented to George IV when Prince Regent by Robert Southey, 1814