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Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817) was the daughter of the infamous Prince Regent who later became George IV of England.The Princess was affectionate, romantic and prone to favour extremes of emotion. Unsurprisingly, she apparently identified strongly with the character of Marianne Dashwood in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, writing: I think Maryanne & me are very alike in disposition, that certainly I am not so good, the same imprudence…however remain very like.’ Unusually for a royal match of the time, she married for love. The suitor of her choice was the dashing Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, whom she married in 1816. Princess Charlotte’s untimely death during childbirth at the age of twenty-one threw the country into deep mourning. One contemporary mourner wrote: ‘It really was as though every household throughout Great Britain had lost a favourite child’. 

bookslooks:

I treated myself to some of the new Austen editions from Vintage Classics. They are quite small which I like!

These new editions are definitely on my wishlist!

bookslooks:

I treated myself to some of the new Austen editions from Vintage Classics. They are quite small which I like!

These new editions are definitely on my wishlist!

janeaustenfinancialadvisor:

Miss Grey, from Sense & Sensibility, is the wealthiest of Jane Austen’s female characters, with a dowry of 50,000 pounds generating an income of $2,500 pounds a year.
A further breakdown of inheritances and income is available in Marilyb Francus’ essay “Pound for Pound.”

janeaustenfinancialadvisor:

Miss Grey, from Sense & Sensibility, is the wealthiest of Jane Austen’s female characters, with a dowry of 50,000 pounds generating an income of $2,500 pounds a year.

A further breakdown of inheritances and income is available in Marilyb Francus’ essay “Pound for Pound.”