constanius Posted February 24, 2009 Report Share Posted February 24, 2009 GEORGE PRINCE REGENT. PATRON OF THE ROYAL LANCASTRIAN SYSTEM. Rev: THE WISE SON OF A PIUS FATHER. Brass 29mm. BHM 752. RareIt would appear to be obvious that this is George Prince of Wales & Prince Regent but BHM has it listed as The Duke of Kent his brother. Thought the Prince of Wales became Prince Regent, he was also still Prince of Wales.Edward Duke of Kent was a patron of the Lancastrian system in fact BHM 753 is a medal commemorating that.The bust looks like George not Edward, the reverse has G.P.R. (for George Prince Regent) and the Crest of three ostrich plumes and the motto Ich Dien are all for George Prince of Wales. A bit of a mystery!!!Now to the Royal Lancastrian System:Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838) Founder of the Lancasterian system of education. The son of a nonconformist, Lancaster opened a school at Borough Road, south London, in 1798, offering free education to those unable to pay. He divided it into small classes each under a monitor; a group of these classes was supervised by a head monitor. In this way, and by using mechanical methods of learning, he could accommodate 1,000 boys. Met George III in 1805 who promised him his support. The King’s patronage and the consequent support given to Lancaster by his sons, the Prince Regent and the Dukes of Sussex and Kent, transformed the society into one of the nation’s most useful institutions. Before the government took an interest in education, it provided rudimentary schooling for thousands of poor children. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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