Chequered Chances - A Portrait of Lady Luxborough
- Price: £12.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858582900
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Born in 1699, into an aristocratic family,
Henrietta St John as she then was, had the world at her feet. But an
unsatisfactory marriage to Robert Knight, later Lord Luxborough, alleged
misconduct and subsequent banishment; first to an upstairs suite of attic rooms
where she was allowed no contact with the outside world – then to a dilapidated
farmhouse, Barrells Green, in Ullenhall near Henley-in-Arden, could have
destroyed a woman of lesser character.
That she was able, in the face of such
adversity, to maintain her health, reputation and dignity, was a minor miracle.
But she did. She became a literary hostess and corresponded with men of
letters; and she revealed her turbulent inner life in poetry which still speaks
of her heartbreak today.
It all happened and here is recorded the tale of her courage and persistence.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||colour and black & white|