Georgiana, Countess Spencer

Standard Name: Spencer, Georgiana,,, Countess
Used Form: Margaret Georgiana Poyntz


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Family and Intimate relationships Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana's mother (1737-1814), born Margaret Georgiana Poyntz , did not use her first Christian name. She married for love, becoming Mrs, then Viscountess (1761), and then Countess Spencer (1765). She was a leading society hostess...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
Caroline's grandmother and godmother Lady Spencer was a forceful and beautiful woman, the matriarch of her family, and, like both her daughters, a patron, particularly of women. She was in attendance at Caroline's birth and...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
At the same time that LCL had related to Sydney Morgan the episode of the page and the fireworks, she had said that she was going to be punished eventually for her cumulative misdeeds by...
Health Lady Caroline Lamb
Her grandmother Lady Spencer called in the noted alienist Dr Warren to examine her. Years later she claimed that Warren said she had no tendency to madness, and apparently blamed her behaviour on her upbringing—the...
Intertextuality and Influence Mariana Starke
Her preface says the translation was first suggested to her by the dowager Lady Spencer (mother of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire ), whom she met in Italy; Lady Spencer also persuaded to her to publish...
Occupation Anna Letitia Barbauld
At some time before November 1773, while the engaged pair were casting around for a means of earning money, Countess Spencer (perhaps, but only perhaps, with the support of Elizabeth Montagu , and quite possibly...
Textual Production Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Among Georgiana's letters, those to Lady Elizabeth Foster (later Elizabeth, Duchess of Devonshire ) have received most attention; those to her mother are equally deserving of it. She addresses Lady Elizabeth in the language of...
Textual Production Martha Hale


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