Seventeen-year-old Charles Lamb
(brother of Mary
), on a visit to his grandmother Mary Field
at Blakesware Manor (who was now mortally ill with breast cancer), fell in love with a girl living nearby who...
Family and Intimate relationships
's maternal grandmother, Mary Field
, was housekeeper in a great house, Blakesware near Widford in Hertfordshire, where the owners seldom came, so that she lived there rather as if she owned it herself.
Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking.
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Wealth and Poverty
Their father lost his primary job just as he was becoming too infirm (and disabled in one hand) to work as a butler in the Inner Temple. Their grandmother Mary Field
died four days after...