Friday, August 24, 2012

On the Duchess of Rutland

"The life she leads is enough to kill her..."
-Lady Clermont to Lady Spencer, 1784

4 comments:

Violet said...

Yay!!! The Duchess of Rutland!
Somehow I am so facinated by her. I wrote a post about her on my blog too (http://powderwig.blogspot.no/2012/02/beautiful-duchess-of-rutland.html)
She really wasn`t such a colourful person, but it is just so fun to find about "forgotten" persons

But anyway, what was this life Mrs.C decribes????

Heather Carroll said...

Nice post, and good finds on the pictures!

The Duchess of Rutland was a badass. The quote is from when the Rutlands first moved to Ireland and had a party lifestyle there where they were up all night. She may or may not have suffered a miscarriage at the time which may have had something to do with the comment.

Anonymous said...

Can you start with "Tart of the Week" again?
It is still many fabolous tarts which it hasn`t been written about yet!
Anne, Duchess of Cumberland, Elizabeth Hamilton, Countess of Derby, Elizabeth Billington (Yhe Dss of Rutland?) etc!

Jacqui Reiter said...

Mary Rutland survived her lifestyle, but it certainly did for her husband...