Letters from England, 1846-1849


Read by Sibella Denton

(4.3 stars; 6 reviews)

Elizabeth Bancroft went to England with her husband, historian George Bancroft, for three of the most dynamic years in European history. As Ambassador to England from the United States, George moved in the highest circles. In his wife's letters to their sons, her uncle, her brother, and Mrs. Polk (the President's wife), we see glimpses not only of early Victorian English life, but also of Queen Victoria herself! Mrs. Bancroft speaks of dinners with Benjamin Disraeli, visits to Wordsworth, weekends in the country with Louis Napoleon and Sir Robert Peel with such matter of fact aplomb that one cannot help being impressed. (3 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Letter 01 8:22 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 02 6:47 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 03 4:35 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 04 1:59 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 05 4:38 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 06 1:01 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 07 2:46 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 08 5:02 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 09 11:21 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 10 4:20 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 11 8:41 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 12 5:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 13 6:28 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 14 2:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 15 3:08 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 16 5:04 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 17 6:45 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 18 4:37 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 19 6:38 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 20 4:54 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 21 4:46 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 22 2:52 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 23 9:47 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 24 7:06 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 25 2:45 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 26 4:13 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 27 1:45 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 28 1:33 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 29 3:48 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 30 3:35 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 31 2:00 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 32 1:16 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 33 2:48 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 34 3:43 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 35 4:05 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 36 1:33 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 37 5:32 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 38 1:55 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 39 3:01 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 40 8:32 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 41 1:59 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 42 2:14 Read by Sibella Denton
Letter 43 1:27 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews

Knowing a bit of history helps


(4 stars)

It is a very diary-journal format, and can become just a litany of the rich and titled. without even a small knowledge of the places and people would make it much more interesting. The descriptions of settings, procedures, manners and dresses helps make it more intimate. Still without some information on board before listening, I'd think it might be lot of name dropping of people and places.


(4 stars)

Nice lite listening and very interesting to see how royality was honored in England! Well narrated and I found it a very relaxing listen and informative!