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The life and letters of Lady Hester Stanhope

Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope Powlett, Duchess of Cleveland

The life and letters of Lady Hester Stanhope

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Published by John Murray in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stanhope, Hester, -- Lady, -- 1776-1839.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby her neice the Duchess of Cleveland ; with a prefatory note by the Earl of Rosebery, KG., K.T..
    ContributionsStanhope, Hester, Lady, 1776-1839.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13982019M


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She also wrote for the London Mercury, the Daily Mail and Evening News, and the Illustrated London News/5. Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope () left society life in England in when she travelled to Constantinople via Malta and onwards to Egypt. "In a shipwreck off Rhodes in Lady Hester nearly lost everything she owned; it was then that she started (of necessity, at first) to wear male Turkish attire.

there followed several years of. Lady Hester Stanhope was a bold adventuress, who lived life on her own terms.

As a great traveller she sampled a life that was very different from other aristocratic English women of her time.

She lived and she loved with great passion and she could have invented the word 'networking'/5. It is hard to not be fascinated by Lady Hester Stanhope. A relative of the Pitts, she grew up in an England where King George III was undergoing periodic bouts of madness, where revolutionary France evoked feelings of extreme reaction as well as intense interest, and where women – noblewomen in particular, were expected to contract good marriages and support their husbands.

Hester Stanhope, Viscountess Mahon (19 October – 20 July ), formerly Lady Hester Pitt, was the wife of Charles Stanhope, Viscount Mahon, later the 3rd Earl Stanhope.

She was the eldest daughter of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by his wife, the former Hester Grenville (–), herself the daughter of the 1st Countess was thus the sister of William Pitt the. Title: The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope Format: Hardcover Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Aug Language: English.

LADY HESTER STANHOPE.° THE story of Lady Hester Stanhope's life might have been one of the most romantic histories imaginable if she herself had not, in addition to many commanding qualities, possessed faults of understanding and temper which inspire the onlooker's ridicule, and faults of.

Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope, an English traveler. She was the eldest child of Earl Stanhope by Hester, daughter of the great Earl of Chatham. At the age of twenty she entered the family of her uncle, William The life and letters of Lady Hester Stanhope book, with whom she lived until his death inacting as.

The dramatic story of Lady Hester Stanhope – a wilful beauty turned bohemian adventurer – who left England as a young woman, unashamedly enjoyed a string of lovers and established her own exotic fiefdom in the Lebanese mountains where she died in /5(5).

By the s, Lady Stanhope’s ego had outlived her money, her lovers, and perhaps her sanity. She died poor, alone, and a servant to her own eccentricities in To her great credit, at a time when women were not expected to indulge in either confidence or adventure, Lady Hester Stanhope exhaled both with every breath.

Buy Lady Hester Stanhope: The Unconventional Life of the Queen of the Desert New Ed by Joan Haslip (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6). memoirs of the lady hester stanhope Download memoirs of the lady hester stanhope or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get memoirs of the lady hester stanhope book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in. Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope was the eldest child of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope, by his first wife, Lady Hester Pitt. She was born at her father's seat of Chevening and lived there until early inwhen she was sent to live with her grandmother, Hester Pitt, Countess of Parents: Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope, Louisa Grenville, Hester Stanhope.

[4] Duchess of Cleveland, The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope (London: John Murray, ), p. [5] Cleveland, Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope, p. [6] Lady Lucy Rachael Stanhope to Mary, Countess of Chatham, undated [], National Army Museum, Combermere MSS, Stanhope, Hester (–)Aristocratic English traveler who pioneered Western access to remote areas of the Middle East and later settled in the region, performing humanitarian services and acquiring a reputation for wisdom and sanctity.

Name variations: Lady Hester Stanhope. Source for information on Stanhope, Hester (–): Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. The life of Lady Hester Stanhope reads like the purest fiction. If a screenwriter were to present this scenario to a film company, it would probably be dismissed as unlikely in the extreme.

But in Kirsten Ellis's Star of the Morning: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope, we are presented with a fascinating factual biography that /5(12). Other articles where Lady Hester Stanhope is discussed: Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope: His eldest daughter, Lady Hester Stanhope, was a traveler and an eccentric who became the de facto ruler of a mountain community in western Syria (modern Lebanon).

If you were taking your School Certificate in you would have known. This was the year that Joan Haslip's biography appeared and extracts from the volumes produced by Lady Hester's physician and assiduous Boswell, Charles Lewis Meryon, Memoirs of Lady Hester Stanhope () and Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope (), were set texts.

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Little is known about the short life of William Pitt the younger’s eldest sister, Lady Hester (Pitt) Stanhope, Viscountess Mahon (). Unlike her daughter, also named Lady Hester Stanhope, Lady Mahon did not live past the age of sixty, and. The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope, Concerns her father"s half-sister Lady Hester Stanhope (–) a traveller and Arabist who died unmarried at the age of 63 in Syria.

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Lady Hester, Queen of the East by Lorna Gibb pp, Faber, £ Lady Hester Stanhope kept a horse in her stable in preparation for the Messiah, and.

Woolf begins her review of Julia Roundell's biography of Lady Hester Stanhope with the wry observation: "The writers in the Dictionary of National Biography have a pleasant habit of summing up a life, before they write it, in one word, thus--'Stanhope, Lady Hester Lucy (), eccentric'.

Page - LINDSAY'S LETTERS ON THE HOLY LAND. FOURTH EDITION, Revised, 1 vol., post 8vo, with Illustrations, 6s. bound. Volume 1 of Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope, Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope.

The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope. My curiosity began with a picnic in in the ruins of Hester’s fortress in southern Lebanon. My friends, two sisters Wafa and Rania Stephan, had grown up in the nearby village of Joun, but their lives had taken them to Paris and England by way of Australia.

Early life. Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope was the eldest child of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope, by his first wife, Lady Hester was born at her father's seat of Chevening and lived there until early inwhen she was sent to live with her grandmother, Hester Pitt, Countess of Chatham, at Burton Pynsent.

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Goodbye Glossaphobia – Banish Your Fear of Public Speaking. Oldest child of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham and Lady Hester Pitt (nee Grenville). Married Charles Stanhope, Lord Mahon on 19 Dec She died five months after giving birth to their third child, and is buried in the Underground Vault beneath the Stanhope Chantry at.

The adventurous and unconventional Lady Hester Stanhope (–) set off to travel to the East in the early nineteenth century. She had been hostess to her uncle, British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, and after his death she received a government pension and decided to leave by: 3.

The adventurous and unconventional Lady Hester Stanhope () set off to travel to the East in the early nineteenth century. She had been hostess to her uncle, British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, and after his death she received 1/5(1).

Lady Hester Stanhope wasn't 'on the shelf'--she was engaged to be married to Sir John Moore, the first Commander in Chief of the British Forces in the Peninsula, who was fatally wounded by a cannonball during the retreat to La Coruna in January She was inconsolable in her grief and was thought never to have properly recovered from her loss.

Lady Hester Stanhope, and pronounced her to be “a woman of very extraordinary talent”. The two became lovers. Lady Hester’s physician, Dr Meryon, wrote at this time that, having been ill, she now “really begins to look rather winning”. Both took the unusual step of writing to Bruce’s father announcing their liaison with pride.

For his part, Adams retained his allegiance to Lady Hester throughout his long life. When in old age, Adams admitted to Earl Stanhope that he had heeded Lady Hester Stanhope's injunctions just after Pitt's death, and had kept a large stash of Pitt's private and political.

The Duchess of Cleveland, Stanhope’s niece, describes her in “The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope”: ” She had much of her father’s imperious and impetuous temper, with his indomitable and inflexible will. She was excessively proud, not a little vain, and above all wilful and domineering, and if a staunch friend, an.European travelers, including A.

M. L. de Lamartine and A. W. Kinglake, wrote accounts of their visits to her. Her personal physician, C. L. Meryon, recorded her life in Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope (3 vol., ) and in Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope (3 vol., ).