Susan Fox Strangways, the eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Ilchester The two girls soon became much attached to each other, Lady Susan being senior to Lady Sarah by two years, and the warm friendship which then sprang up between them only increased as years went on, and was of lifelong duration.
Lord Ilchester was the eldest brother of Henry Fox (afterwards first Lord Holland), both sons of Sir Stephen Fox. Lord Ilchester married, in 173 3, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Mr and Mrs Strangways Horner, from whom the Strangways estates in Dorsetshire passed into the family. Lord and Lady Ilchester much preferred the country to London, but it is not surprising that a clever, high spirited girl, such as Lady Susan was, should have found life at Holland House, amidst the gaieties of London, more congenial to her tastes than the quiet, uneventful existence her parents led in the west of England at Melbury and Redlynch. She was a great favourite with her uncle and aunt, and we hear of her paying long visits at Holland House. Thus commenced her intimacy with Lady Sarah, and the correspondence which forms the subject of these volumes, and extends over nearly sixty years.
Lady Sarah was only fifteen when the young Prince of Wales was first attracted by her beauty and winsome ways. The tale has already often been recounted, but in the memoir from the pen of her uncle, Lord Holland, who was an eye witness, we have what may be looked upon as the most authentic account of the romantic episode that has come down to us.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Henry Fox
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780331492583
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Page Count - 418
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