The Letters Of Mrs Fitzherbert And Connected Papers.
Being the second volume of the life of mrs fitzherbert by shane leslie.
8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. xxii + 342 +  pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper, which has some browning on rear, edge wear and chips. Top edge green. A little wear to extremities and occasional red pencil underlining on a few pages in the second half of the book; otherwise a very good copy. Signatures on half title and verso of last page. Illustrated by 11 black and white plates, including frontispiece, portraits, caricatures and facsimile and by genealogical tables. Maria Anne Fitzherbert (1756-1837) was married to George, Prince of Wales in 1785; as she was a Roman Catholic, however, the union was invalid under the Royal Marriages Act of 1772. He was persuaded to end his relationship with her in 1795 in order for to marry Caroline of Brunswick. Part One of this book includes House of Commons debates, Mrs Fitzherbert's case in the House of Lords, a discussion of her papers and the story of the morganatic marriage of George's brother, the Duke of Sussex. Part Two contains the correspondence. The first volume of the life and correspondence was published in 1939. Sir John Randolph Shane Leslie, Bart. (1885-1971), politician, diplomat and author, was a member of an Irish landowning family. After unsuccessful attempts to enter Parliament as a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party, he concentrated on writing.
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