Lady Lyttelton in Windsor Castle - October, 1838

from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttleton to her daughters, October 1838, page 282:

I mean but a short letter to-day, my dearest children, having had a goodish day’s work. Twice to church, and after the last having walked as fast as was at all convenient just an hour on the Terrace and round the great parterre with the Queen. A most beautiful sight and sound it was. The crowds of People! […] Then the scene! The castle on one side, with the great standard over it; the view on the other; and around us the garden, the jet d’eau, and all under the influence of the very finest military music[.]

cite as

Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttleton to her daughters, October 1838. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 282. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Windsor Castle


Lady Lyttelton
Governess to Queen Victoria's children 1842-50, Lady of the Bedchamber 1838-42

Listening to

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Military music

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1838
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors


Lady Sarah Spencer married William Henry Lyttelton on 3 March 1813, after which she was known as Lady Lyttelton. He succeeded his half-brother as 3rd Baron Lyttelton in 1828. After her husband's death, Lady Sarah became Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, and, from 1842, governess to the Queen’s children.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:01:11 +0000
Approved on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:17:02 +0000