Queen Caroline Of Brunswick King George Iv Wife Signed Autograph Letter 1810


Queen Caroline Of Brunswick King George Iv Wife Signed Autograph Letter 1810

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Queen Caroline Of Brunswick King George Iv Wife Signed Autograph Letter 1810:
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Fine signed letter dated May 3rd 1810 from Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (17 May 1768 – 7 August 1821), best known as Caroline of Brunswick, she was Queen of the United Kingdom as the wife of King George IV from 29 January 1820 until her death in 1821. Between 1795 and 1820, she was Princess of Wales.Her father was the ruler of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in Germany, and her mother, Princess Augusta, was the sister of George III. In 1794, she was engaged to her first-cousin and George III's eldest son and heir George, Prince of Wales, although they had never met and George was already married illegally to Maria Fitzherbert. George and Caroline married the following year, and nine months later Caroline had a child, Princess Charlotte of Wales.Shortly after Charlotte's birth, George and Caroline separated. By 1806, rumours that Caroline had taken lovers and had an illegitimate child led to an investigation into her private life. The dignitaries who led the investigation concluded that there was "no foundation" to the rumours, but Caroline's access to her daughter was restricted.In 1814, Caroline moved to Italy, where she employed Bartolomeo Pergami as a servant. Pergami soon became Caroline's closest companion, and it was widely assumed that they were lovers. In 1817, Caroline was devastated when her daughter Charlotte died in childbirth; she heard the news from a passing courier as George had refused to write and tell her. He was determined to divorce Caroline, and set up a second investigation to collect evidence of her adultery.In 1820, George became king of the United Kingdom and Hanover. George hated her, vowed she would never be the queen, and insisted on a divorce, which she refused. A legal divorce was possible but difficult to obtain. Caroline returned to Britain to assert her position as queen. She was wildly popular and the new king was despised for his immoral behaviour. On the basis of the evidence collected against her, George attempted to divorce her by introducing the Pains and Penalties Bill to Parliament, but George and the bill were so unpopular, and Caroline so popular with the masses, that it was withdrawn by the Tory government. In July 1821, Caroline was barred from the coronation on the orders of her husband. She fell ill in London and died three weeks later; her funeral procession passed through London on its way to her native Brunswick, where she was buried.The letter is inetersting due to the fact she mention Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) whom she admires, Scott's novel The Heart of Midlothian mentions Queen Caroline. John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn (July 1756 – 27 January 1818) and his wife Anne to whom this letter is addressed, was very friendly with Scott as he read the first cantos of The Lady of the Lake. Caroline further referss to Matthew Gregory Lewis (9 July 1775 – 16 May 1818), an English novelist and dramatist, and often referred to as "Monk" Lewis, because of the success of his 1796 Gothic novel, The Monk. His wife Frances became lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Wales"How could you ever think, my dear Lady Abercorn that your name could stand any where in the wrong place, wherever it stands it mut give pleasure to your friends.So much about your postcript - the keepsake, or property xxx the talisman was sent immediately to Dr Pemberton and I expect that by this time the grand Mufti would have been decorated with it, and it is entirely his fault not having forwarded it sooner to Barons Court. The kind offer you propose to me I am under the neccessity to decline as I have not even been able to go to the seaside since my Mother is in England - her state of health being so precarious and besides knowing so few people in England I am absolutely xxx to her existence, which I did former times almost constantly - and which always wa beneficial to my health. But I even now cannot hope hope that I shall be able to accomplish it this autumn - this is all matter o' fact, plain sense and xxx reason, but still it prevents me from the pleasure of seeing you in your own Kingdom, and to pass such happy days and moments as I passed at the Priory - As you reccomend to me a steady old man to bring me to your Chateau, Sir William Scott would be the only one whom I could choose, and who would fill that place with dignity and propriety - and if "un qu'en dira - ton" his situation which hold prevents him from being tried and to see his full bottomed wig sticking upon temple-bar, not as an ornament but as a memento to all gentlemen who are frail and commit deadly sins.Lady xxx altho' not in waiting I see every week - The Aberdeens and Lady Maria chaperone her very often. Lady Maria is quite recovered in her looks and spirits. Walter Scott is now in London: - and I enjoy his society very much; he regrets very much your being so far off, and he is very sincere and true admirer of you and all your family. Monk Lewis was also once of the party, and we had nothing but ghost stories the whole evening. I gave him the canvas to which is upon fact: he wished to put it in verse, but he embellished it in such a manner that I do not know more my own story, as he took so many "practical licenses" that the person to whom it happened will never suppose that it was their own awful event. Perhaps it will entertain you for a moment and I enclose it in this letter {no longer present}.Now, as I have long enough passed upon your patience allow me only to entreat of you to be remembered by you to all your family who have not yet forgotten me and my nonsense. If you don't receive my answer as soon as you ought amount to it Lady Charlotte's neglect for thro' her channel my servant will be forwarded to you believe me forever
your
most sincere
C"Size: 18.5 x 11 cm approx
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