Autobiography of Miss Cornelia Knight: Volume 2

Autobiography of Miss Cornelia Knight: Volume 2 : Lady Companion to the Princess Charlotte of Wales

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This two-volume Autobiography by Cornelia Knight (1757-1837) was published in 1861. It was complied by the military historian Sir John Kaye from her journals and a memoir based on them, written late in life and remaining incomplete at her death. Cornelia Knight, the daughter of an admiral, was highly educated: she knew ten languages, was skilled at painting and drawing, and published novels and poetry. In 1813 she was appointed to the household of Princess Charlotte of Wales. In 1814, the Prince Regent dismissed all his daughter's attendants, and Knight returned to a life of literature and European travel. In Volume 2, Knight continues her account of her dismissal, and a later meeting with the Princess, now happily married (though she was shortly to die in childbirth). Knight spent another twenty years in the court circles of Europe: an appendix gives further extracts from her journals and her 'anecdote book'.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139177028
  • 9781139177023

Table of contents

1. Miss Knight's narrative of events attending the rupture of the Orange marriage; 2. The Princess's birthday; 3. Preparations for war; 4. Rejoicings for Waterloo; 5. France revisited; 6. Return to England; 7. Society in Paris; 8. Departure from Louisburg; 9. Paris and London; 10. Genoa; 11. Anecdotes; Extracts from Miss Knight's journals: Rome and Naples, 1781-98; Windsor, 1805-12; Extracts from Miss Knight's anecdote books; more