Maria Anne Fitzherbert

Standard Name: Fitzherbert, Maria Anne
Used Form: Mrs Fitzherbert


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Friends, Associates Lady Anne Barnard
Lady Anne lived much of her life in fashionable society, and her acquaintance was very wide. In Edinburgh in her early twenties she impressed and delighted Samuel Johnson with an impromptu and complimentary bon mot...
politics Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
She was summoned to accompany Mrs Fitzherbert to the Prince of Wales on 8 July 1784, on the tragi-comic occasion when he stabbed himself and then married Fitzherbert as a deathbed act (though he then...
Publishing Eliza Parsons
She gave her name as Mrs. Parsons on the title-page and signed the dedication with both her names.
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
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A title-page epigraph reads: Brutus said Virtue was but a name—tis more. ....
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
The first-named is George I 's rejected queen (accused of adultery and imprisoned for life before her husband came to the English throne, while her alleged lover was assassinated). The protagonist of the second novel...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Henrietta Battier
HB 's mock epithalamium is a close parody of Dryden 's Alexander's Feast, and had the ROYAL
Battier, Henrietta. Marriage Ode Royal. Sold at No. 17, Fade Street.
on her title-page printed upside-down. She brings together in her sights the prince as an individual...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Eglinton Wallace
In the play Lord Crotchet, who is a scholar of ancient Rome and thinks it superior to the modern world, plans a day of saturnalia, when servants change places with their masters. This is presented...


21 December 1785: The Prince of Wales married Mrs Fitzherbert,...

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21 December 1785

The Prince of Wales married Mrs Fitzherbert , secretly but in the presence of reliable witnesses.

28 September 1786: A hostile and sexually suggestive cartoon...

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28 September 1786

A hostile and sexually suggestive cartoon was published, depicting Mrs Fitzherbert dispensing venereal remedies to the Prince of Wales .


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