The Queen, Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, the Prince Regent’s long-suffering wife. I love that she adopted eight children and it says something to me that the people of England held her in some sort of affection in spite her rumoured poor hygiene. Oh that and her rumoured affaire with Bartolomeo Pergami a commoner she hired as servant while in exile someplace in Milan.
The Princess, Charlotte Augusta of Wales. The poor tragic princess was but a pawn in her silly parents’ war against each other. She never had enough of their affection and was robbed of her life by incompetent doctors who mismanaged her care during her pregnancy when she did at last find happiness with Sweet Leopold.
The Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer Cavendish rumoured to have lived in a ‘ménage à trois’ with her husband and her best friend Lady Elizabeth Foster. There was also the child she was forced to give up after recklessly getting pregnant for Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey while still married to Cavendish.
The Lady, Caroline Lamb who was just as infamouse as her aunt the Duchess of Devonshire... Only, Caroline’s husband loved her in spite of her open affaire and pursuit of Lord Byron. That, and everytime your read a regency novel with some girl disguised as a young man, you can thank Caroline for blazing the trail.
Byron described Caroline as the 'cleverest most agreeable, absurd, amiable, perplexing, dangerous fascinating little being that lives now or ought to have lived 2000 years ago.'