The darker the times, the lighter the entertainments.
LADY WHILTON’S WEDDING
by Barbara Metzger,
read by Pippa Rathborne
Portrait of Lieutenant General the Hon. Sir Charles Stewart, K.B., in hussar uniform by Sir Thomas Lawrence.
The 1814 ‘Londonderry’ version of Lawrence’s portrait of the future 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, wearing the medal he was awarded for service as a commander in the Peninsular War.
Lawrence was the visual propagandist of Regency romance and glamour. He gave all his sitters the gloss of celebrity makeovers,
and made every portrait look like a love affair in paint. Image: Wikipedia