Henry William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne

Standard Name: Melbourne, Henry William Lamb,,, second Viscount
Used Form: Lord Melbourne
Used Form: William Lamb

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
A deed of legal separation between LCL and William Lamb was drawn up and finally signed by both parties.
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
271, 300
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
CN delighted in public flirtation, and from fairly early in her marriage gossip linked her name first with this man and then with that. Her long-time friendship with Lord Melbourne became closer after he had...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
Meanwhile she asked her husband for a divorce; if he refused that, she hoped to negotiate a separation. But on April the first he advertised in the newspapers to announce that she had left him...
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...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
For a while after the separation CN pursued Melbourne with letters in an attempt to revive their intimacy, which in her isolation she sorely missed. He held her firmly at a distance. She accused him...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
William Lamb now set about having articles of legal separation drawn up in accordance with the wishes of his family.
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine JewsburyEditors , AMS Press, 1975.
2: 202
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
By the last wish of Melbourne , who died in November 1848, CN began receiving an allowance (probably of £200 a year) from his sister. When her mother died on 9 June 1851 she inherited...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
He added that there had been only one thing that she had wanted—reunion with her husband —and that this experience she lived just long enough to have. William Lamb, whose political career was now gathering...
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Ada Byron
Ada's mother, Lady Noel Byron , née Anne Isabella (generally called Annabella) Milbanke, was an active philanthropist and had mathematical interests that led Byron to dub her the Princess of Parallelograms. She was a...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Victoria
There also arose the question of whether the ceremony was to be public or private. Lord Melbourne convinced QV , despite her hesitation, that a public ceremony was the only viable option, and she was...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
Lady Caroline Ponsonby married William Lamb (who some months after her death was to become Lord Melbourne and later again Prime Minister).
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under William Lamb
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
William Lamb , as a new MP, made his maiden speech by invitation immediately following the Speech from the Throne: LCL attended in men's clothes in the Strangers' Gallery to hear him.
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
64-5
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
George Norton initiated divorce proceedings by bringing an action in the Court of Common Pleas against Lord Melbourne , then the Prime Minister, for criminal conversation (i.e. adultery) with CN .
Huddleston, Joan, and Caroline Norton. “Introduction”. Caroline Norton’s Defense, Academy Chicago, 1982, p. I - XIII.
vii
Poovey, Mary. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England. University of Chicago Press, 1988.
63
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
8
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL 's mother-in-law, Lady Melbourne , and sister-in-law, Lady Emily Cowper (later Palmerston) , were said to be seriously trying to end LCL 's marriage to William Lamb because of her notoriety.
Douglass, Paul. “Playing Byron: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the Music of Isaac Nathan”. European Romantic Review, pp. 1 - 24.
3
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
160, 179-80
Friends, Associates Caroline Norton
Before her marriage CN had formed a friendship with the Irish poet Tom Moore , once a crony of her famous grandfather; this friendship endured into her middle age. It was also as Richard Brinsley...

Timeline

December 1825
The banking firm of Sir Peter Poole failed, dragging down seven other banks with it.
16 July 1834
William Lamb, Lord Melbourne , a Whig, became Prime Minister after Lord Grey 's resignation.
18 April 1835
After the defeat of the Peel Ministry in the House of Commons , the second Ministry of Viscount Melbourne (William Lamb , a Whig) was formed.
30 August 1841
The Whig government under Melbourne fell on the issue of Corn Laws (which they failed to get through parliament) and, following an election next month, the Tory Sir Robert Peel became Prime Minister.