Richard Monckton Milnes

Standard Name: Milnes, Richard Monckton
Used Form: Richard Monckton Milnes,,, first Baron Houghton
Used Form: Lord Houghton


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Family and Intimate relationships Florence Nightingale
After a seven-year courtship, FN received a proposal of marriage from poet and politician Richard Monckton Milnes .
Brothers, Barbara, and Julia Gergits, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 166. Gale Research, 1996.
166: 270
Nightingale, Florence. Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale. Vicinus, Martha and Bea NergaardEditors , Harvard University Press, 1990.
Webb, Val. Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian. Chalice, 2002.
xix, 43
Family and Intimate relationships Coventry Patmore
His father, Peter George Patmore , was a writer and journalist. He edited The New Monthly Magazine from 1841 to 1853, and counted among his friends William Hazlitt , Charles Lamb , Richard Monckton Milnes
Family and Intimate relationships Thomas Hardy
A more lasting attraction was to Florence Henniker (daughter of writer Richard Monckton Milnes ). She, however, was a married woman who had no thought of being unfaithful to her husband.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Friends, Associates Geraldine Jewsbury
GJ 's later social circle included many writers: Sydney, Lady Morgan , who became a close friend and for whom GJ acted as amanuensis; author Lady Llanover ; author and publisher Douglas Jerrold ; and...
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
HM 's social circle vastly expanded at this time until she knew virtually all the prominent people, particularly the political men, of her day. As she recorded in her Autobiography, however, she refused to...
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
In 1838, HM met the British diplomat David Urquhart , who was known for his championship of Turkey against Russia. Although she recorded her dislike for his social egotism and misogynistic opinions, his hatred and...
Friends, Associates Matilda Betham-Edwards
MBE set a great deal of store by meeting men distinguished as authors or in other fields, as a spur to literary achievement of her own. She was given to boasting of her acquaintance with...
Friends, Associates Florence Nightingale
In 1842, she met Richard Monckton Milnes , who later proposed to her.
Strachey, Ray. The Cause: A Short History of the Women’s Movement in Great Britain. Virago, 1978.
20, 71
Webb, Val. Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian. Chalice, 2002.
xix, xxi, xxiii
Cook, Edward. The Life of Florence Nightingale. Macmillan, 1913.
65, 67
Friends, Associates Jane Welsh Carlyle
JWC had Monckton Milnes (who had brought her the news) stay until Thomas returned to break the news to him too. Thomas's words on Lady Harriet's death—I have indeed lost such a friend as...
Friends, Associates Caroline Norton
In the mid-1840s CN acquired some new friends: biographer John Gibson Lockhart , author Alexander William Kinglake , rising young statesman Sidney Herbert (direct descendant of the Countess of Pembroke ), and the intellectual translator...
Friends, Associates Georgiana Chatterton
In Italy GC met one of her closest friends, Helen Selina Blackwood , Caroline Norton 's elder sister.
Dering, Edward Heneage, and Georgiana Chatterton. Memoirs of Georgiana, Lady Chatterton. Hurst and Blackett, 1878.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Back in England, she met and liked Walter Savage Landor .
Dering, Edward Heneage, and Georgiana Chatterton. Memoirs of Georgiana, Lady Chatterton. Hurst and Blackett, 1878.
She moved and entertained...
Friends, Associates Ouida
Aside from her mother, Ouida kept mainly male company. Her circle included (in addition to her publishers William Harrison Ainsworth and William Tinsley ) A. C. Swinburne , Richard Monckton Milnes (famed for his large...
Friends, Associates Lucie Duff Gordon
Her friends and acquaintances included (besides Caroline Norton , a particularly close friend) politicians Lord Lansdowne and Lord Monteagle ; writers William Thackeray , Charles Dickens , Emily Eden , Elliot Warburton , Alfred Tennyson
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
ER appeared in public as Mrs Eastlake for the first time at the house of Lady Davy , where she was introduced to Augusta Ada Byron (Byron's daughter) and to Thackeray . At London parties...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
In 1854 she met Charles Kingsley at a dinner given by Richard Monckton Milnes . Henry Layard, the traveller and archaeologist, also became a friend. Harriet Grote was another new and close friend, and...


April 1862
The Senate of the University of London voted against allowing women into their medical degree programme.