Fanney Burney's stint at court
Posted by Lesley on February 12, 1998 at 00:33:40:
In response to Fanny Burney, written by P. Bingham on February 11, 1998 at 03:36:50
Fanny Burney was a was a Keeper of the Robes to Queen Charlotte. She found the life at court very tedious because she were not allowed to see her friends and family. She was offered the job for two reasons. First of all, it was becoming difficult to get aristocratic ladies to give up so much of their lives to the court and secondly to console Fanny's father, Dr. Burney, for being passed over for the Master of the Queen's Band. The ladies in the court didn't have as much patronage as they used to. Fanny's brother, James,who was a sailor, never benefited from her attempts to gain him the captaincy of a ship and her father didn't benefit from her post either. This was quite a change from the earlier courts where the Queen's employees had quite a bit of influence. Fanny resigned after five years. The book doesn't mention her marriage but does say that her married name was Madame D'Arblay.
- Fanny D'Arblay Caroline 16:08:11 2/12/98 (2)
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