King in Windsor - mid 19th Century

from Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey, page 36:

One night, when they had gone up to sing some glees and madrigals, William IV. came in after dinner, and bowing to the company generally, lay down on the sofa. Then pulling a large silk bandana handkerchief out of his pocket he placed it over his head, and soon fell fast asleep, to the no little surprise and chagrin of the performers.

cite as

Lady Mary Elvey, Life and Reminiscences of Sir George J. Elvey (London, 1894), p. 36. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432895667743 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Windsor

Listeners

King
Monarch
1765-1837

Listening to

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English Glees
written by Danby, Lord Mornington, Paxton, Webb
performed by George J. Elvey, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Madrigals
written by Various
performed by George J. Elvey, The Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 29 May 2015 11:34:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:09:31 +0100