The Princes Mistress: A Life of Mary Robinson - Hester Davenport

The Princes Mistress: A Life of Mary Robinson

Hester Davenport

Book Summary

Mary Robinson, nicknamed Perdita by the Prince of Wales after her role on the London stage, was a woman in whom showmanship and reckless behaviour contrasted with Romantic sensibility and radical thinking. Born in Bristol in 1758, she moved to London with her family at a young age and was trained by Garrick for the theatre. After a royal command performance as Perdita in

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