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Autobiography of Miss Cornelia Knight

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


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108044875

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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. Volume 1 takes Knight's story up to the crisis of 1814, and Volume 2 describes her later life in the court circles of Europe.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108044875
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 42 mm
    • weight: 0.99kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    1. Parentage of Miss Knight
    2. Paris
    3. Montpellier
    4. Rome
    5. Residence at Rome
    6. Naples
    7. Sir William Hamilton
    8. Palermo and the Sicilians
    9. Departure from Palermo
    10. Society in England
    11. State of the Court
    12. Life at Warwick House
    13. The letter in The Morning Chronicle
    14. Life at Warwick House
    15. Festivities at Carlton House
    16. Return to Warwick House
    17. The Great Frost
    18. The Allied Sovereigns
    Appendix. Volume 2:
    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, 1781–8
    Windsor, 1805–12
    Extracts from Miss Knight's anecdote books

  • Author

    Ellis Cornelia Knight


    John William Kaye

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