King John XX

By Miss Nina Green

King of England and the British Empire 1780 – 1833.

King John XX was a popular monarch who was also a collector, innovator, and ladies man. He married Generous Mary in 1783 and when she disappeared in 1785 there was a great scandal. He is said to have owned the Crystal Something or Other . He organised the Scientia Exhibition which brought together the foremost technologies of its time in one place.

During his reign the British Navy was a force to be reckoned with in the European Isles and beyond. He also sponsored the reform efforts of Admiral Peter Marshall, who introduced better hygiene practices and an allowance of limes for sailors to the Navy.

See: Generous Mary, Crystal Something or Other, The, Scientia Exhibition, Peter Marshall

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