Lady M

Lady M

The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751–1818

Hardback288pp Illustrated233x155mm

9781445666501     Product Code: 509534


Elizabeth Lamb – ‘Lady M’ to her friend Lord Byron – was one of the brightest and most influential political hostesses of late Georgian London. Drawing on diaries, archives and letters, including her extensive correspondence with Byron, this biography reveals how she used her looks, charisma and wealth to climb socially, forging friendships with significant figures including Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, the Whig leader Charles James Fox, the playwright Sheridan and the future George IV, who became her lover. Slightly off-mint.

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