Brighton News Story – 9 September, 1789: Prince’s “carriage fell a considerable way, turned over twice and was shivered to pieces…”

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In coming to town from Wentworth-house the Prince of Wales encountered an alarming accident, by which, providentially, was attended by no ill consequence.  About two miles on the other side of Newark, a cart crossing the road struck the axle of the Prince’s coach and overturned it.   It was on the verge of a slope, and the carriage fell a considerable way, turned over twice and was shivered to pieces.  ….We rejoice to say that the Prince received little injury.

From The Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 1789

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