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GIVEN TO ACTING ON IMPULSE AND EMOTION THAN ONto acting on impulse and emotion than on or good sense those who knew of her gossiped and disapproved but those who knew her liked her for her good nature and willingness to amuse and be amused The case is an interesting lens through which to view all to amuse and be amused The case is an interesting lens through which to view all of social and cultural matters Gervat could have done much to examine the implications of Elizabeth s story her strictly personal biographical approach is readable and interesting but I did wish for analysis and a broader nderstanding of her life A minor point but I absolutely hated the cover it makes the book look like a trashy bodice ripper or soft focus romance The woman pictured isn t even Elizabeth I guess the existing images of her weren t titillating enough for the marketing departmen. Lty But her strength of character ensured that even
When Her Friends Deserted Her Her Courage And Zest Forher friends deserted her her courage and zest for did not In an engaging history of this strong and wilful woman Gervat shows there was far to Elizabeth than the caricature villain her contemporaries made her out to. ,
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I registered a book at BookCrossingcom Elizabeth Chudleigh a young maid of honour to the Princess of Wales George III s mother had a summer romance with a young naval of honour to the Princess of Wales George III s mother had a summer romance with a young naval on shore leave She married him in secret He went back to his ship and she to the Princess s court Neither could afford to disclose the marriage She needed her salary and she could no Elizabeth Chudleigh was well born beautiful and lively but her family lacked the money and property she needed to make
Her Way Successfully In Theway successfully in the of aristocratic eighteenth century England She did manage through connections to be appointed Maid Of Honour to Augusta Princess of Wales The money that position brought her was her only real income so when she impulsively decided to marry Augustus Hervey Even Better Born But Just As Propertyless better born but just as propertyless Elizabeth Chudleigh was one of the eighteenth century's most colourful characters Born into impoverished gentility her beauty wit and vitality soon earned her a place at the centre of court life When she married the Duke of Kingston in 1769 she had reached the highest rung of ,
Arriage had to be kept secret The relationship very UICKLY WENT SOUR AND THE COUPLE SEPARATED MARRIAGE went sour and the couple Their marriage rather an open secret but not officially recognised Years later an aging society beauty and hostess mistress to the very wealthy Duke of Kingston she married the Duke for whom she seems to have had real love Trouble was her first husband was still alive Before they married she and the duke got a judgement from the ecclesiastical court that the earlier marriage was not valid so she was free to marry After the duke s death his disinherited relatives decided to kick Working at Inventing up a fuss about the marriage in hopes of invalidating the will Thus arose one of the great scandals of later eighteenth century England when Elizabeth putative Duchess of Kingston was put on trial for bigamy She liked good clothes expen. He social ladder But Elizabeth was carrying a dark secret In 1744 she had secretly married a naval lieutenant called Augustus Hervey and after the Duke's death her first marriage was discovered Bigamy fever swept London society and in a very public trial Elizabeth was found gui.