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Cardigan and Lancastre. My Recollections.

Cardigan and Lancastre. My Recollections.

Cardigan and Lancastre, Adeline Louisa Maria Countess of. My Recollections. Sixth Impression. London, Eveleigh Nash, 1909. 22.5cm x 15cm. xii,178 pages with 17 illustrations. Original Hardcover. The binding with considerable wear but firm and in good condition. Some traces of foxing.

Includes for Example: Early memories/ Birth and parents/ St. James’s Palace/ Asleep in William IV’s chair/ French governess/ The Ghosts of Mayfair/ Friends at 8 Upper Grosvenor Street/ Plays before the Duke of Wellington/ Anecdotes of Lord Forester and Theodore Hook/ Hearing Tom Moore sing/ The Opera/ Lord Hertford at St. Dunstan’s/ Lord de Ros/ In the ‘Thirties/ Mrs. Fitzherbert’s House in Tilney Street/ Rehearsals of the Eglinton Tournament/ Lord Lonsdale at Carlton House Terrace/ The Sheridans/ Then and now, a comparison/ Lady A.‘s blue satin gown/ Stock Exchange transactions, and losses/ Lord Cardigan’s will/ Lady Clare/ A children’s party for Princess Victoria/ On board the “Zarifa”/ A Royal visitor/ Fancy dress at Buckingham Palace/ Presented at Court/ Death of her mother/ Country House visits/ Houses and their owners/ A ball at the King’s House/ Badminton, Berkely Castle, Bretby: taking part in theatricals/ De Grammont and Lady Chesterfield/ Lord Howe and his daughters/ Lady Victoria Talbot and Lord Anson/ Christmas in Beaudesert/ Louis Napoleon and Lady Desart/ Belvoir Castle/ Cassiobury/ Lord Brougham/ The Count Montemolin proposes/ Becoming engaged/ Archduchess Beatrix/ The late Don Carlos as a baby/ Ideas of Spanish marriage/ Breaking off of engagement/ Dogged by Carlist spies/ The Count’s death: fever or poison?/ Marriage to The Earl of Cardigan/ Lord Cardigan’s first marriage/ Leaving home/ Death of Lady Cardigan/ On board the “Airedale”/ Married at Gibraltar/ Visit to Madrid/ Happy days at Deene/ Lord Ernest Bruce’s joy at his son’s prospects/ After Lord Cardigan’s death/ Count Lindemann/ Lord Ernest Bruce/ Lady Aubrey/ House parties at Deene/ Deene and its history/ The Abbots’ hunting-box/ The Great Hall/ The Brudenells as landowners/ Imprisonment in the tower/ Secret hiding places/ The King’s Room/ Family portraits/ The ballroom/ The Balaclava relics/ Resoration of Deene Church/ Lord Cardigan’s tomb/ Entrance-hall at Apethorpe: The Ghost/ First visit to Newmarket/ Death of Henry Blackwood/ Admiral Rous/ Caroline, Duchess of Montrose/ Lady Grey de Wilton/ The Empress Elizabeth of Austra/ A meet at Belvoir in 1873/ Disraeli’s proposal of marriage with his Majesty/ Random recollections/ “The Parrot Club”/ Frances, Lady Waldegrave/ Her residence at Strawberry Hill/ Elopements/ Lord Palmerston/ Lady Bradford/ Her flirtation with Jim Macdonald/ Second marriage/ The Count de Lancastre/ His descent from the Plantagenets/ Tenants’ dinner at Kirkstall Abbey/ Visit to Lisbon/ Sailing on the Tagus/ Return to Paris/ Queen Isabella of Spain/ Cosas de Espana: The Count de Lancastre’s bad health/ Father Black’s bigoted behaviour/ Death of Lancastre/ A message from the other world etc.

Illustrations include: Lady Louisa De Horsey and children/ Lord Cardigan giving an account of the Charge of the Light Brigade/ Don Carlos Luis Marie de Borbon, Count Montemolin/ Queen Henrietta Maria/ Louis De Keroualle and her Son, the Duke of Richmond/ The White Hall, Deene Park/ Antonio Manuelo Count De Lancastre etc.

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Countess of Cardigan - My Recollections.
Countess of Cardigan – My Recollections.