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Georgiana, Duchess Of Devonshire: Childhood

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, is a very important and famous historical figure of the eighteenth century. We all know her story. She entered into an unhappy and loveless marriage with a man she had nothing in common with, became the queen of fashion and of the ton, was an important figure in the Whig Party,

Celebrity Sightings At Vauxhall Gardens

Vauxhall Gardens, a pleasure garden located in Kennington on the south bank of the River Thames, was one of the leading venues for public entertainment in London, from the mid-17th century to the mid-19th century. Initially entrance was free. The owners made money by selling food and drinks. But as its attractions expanded, an admission

A Negligent Duchess

When, in April 1776, English author Fanny Burney met Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, at the park, she wasn’t too impressed. Here’s what she wrote to Samuel Crisp: Mr. Burney, Hetty and I took a walk in the Park on Sunday morning, where, among others, we saw the young and handsome Duchess of Devonshire, walking

Caroline St Jules

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and her best friend, Lady Elizabeth (Bess) Foster fell pregnant around the same time. It would’ve been a lovely coincidence if the babies didn’t share the same father, Georgiana’s husband William. Awkward. While Georgiana, as the legitimate spouse, was allowed to give birth to her second daughter Harriet in the comfort

Georgina Carteret Cowper

When Georgiana Spencer married William, Duke of Devonshire, she thought they were gonna live happily ever after. She knew that aristocratic marriages were arranged to forge alliances and increase the prestige and wealth of both families, of course, but there had been enough happy marriages in her life for her to believe the same could

The Horrific Death Of A Friend

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was a good friend of Marie Antoinette, Queen of the French. The Duchess was horrified when she heard of her friend’s death. She wrote: “The impression of the Queen’s death is constantly before my eyes, how anxious I am to know how my dr sister will bear it. Besides the admiration

Historical Reads: Stealing The Duchess Of Devonshire

  Author Evangeline Holland tells the story of Adam Worth and of his most famous theft. To quote: For a large part of the late 19th century, one man confounded, outwitted, and bemused the police forces of multiple continents: Adam Worth (1844-1902). So difficult was it to catch him red-handed, so wily were his swindles,

Little G

On 12 July 1783, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, finally gave birth to her first child. Much to the disappointment of her husband, it was a girl. Georgiana was just glad the baby was alive. During the delivery, thinking the baby had been born dead, she had become almost hysterical. The little girl was named Georgiana

Best Posts Of 2013

Hello everyone, the year is almost over. That means it’s time to take a small trip down memory lane and reminisce about some of the topics we’ve discussed this year. Here we go: Le Bon Genre: a series of prints depicting the lives, pastimes and interests of the Parisian middle class at the beginning of

The New Duchess Of Devonshire Is Presented At Court

In her book, Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, Amanda Foreman discusses the newly married duchess’ presentation at court: He [The Duke] provoked more gossip when he turned up four hours late for his presentation at court with Georgiana. All newly married couples were required to present themselves to the Queen at one of her twice-weekly public