Posted by Mark on February 11, 1998 at 10:10:04:
In Pride and Prejudice when Mrs. Gardiner and Elizabeth call upon Georgianna at Pemberley, they were shown to the salon. "In this room they were received by Miss Darcy, who was sitting there with Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley, and the lady with whom she lived in London." Later we learn the lady's name was "Mrs. Annesley".
My question is what exactly was Mrs. Annesley? I would think Georgianna is too old for a governess. What sort of authority, if any, did she hold over Georgianna? What would be her duties? We know that Mr. Darcy and Col. Fritzwilliam were her guardians. Would this be part of an "establishment" such as the ill-fated one they set-up with Mrs. Young at Ramsgate?
- Mrs. Annesley Lesley 16:30:05 2/11/98 (0)
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