Royal Mourning and Regency Culture

Elegies and Memorials of Princess Charlotte

  • Authors
  • Stephen C. Behrendt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stephen C. Behrendt
    Pages 1-33
  3. Stephen C. Behrendt
    Pages 34-77
  4. Stephen C. Behrendt
    Pages 78-121
  5. Stephen C. Behrendt
    Pages 122-154
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    Pages 155-176
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    Pages 177-212
  8. Stephen C. Behrendt
    Pages 213-236
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 237-268

About this book


This book examines the widespread response in British artistic media to the death in childbirth in 1817 of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, daughter of the Prince Regent and heiress to the throne, showing how both in print materials like poetry and sermons and extra-literary artifacts like visual art, ceramics, metalwork, and textiles her life and death were invested with the qualities of myth even as her memorialists appropriated her experiences in the process of producing consumer commodities for an emerging mass audience.


art artifacts ceramic ceramic arts culture death experience knowledge mass media myth poem poetry textiles women

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