Countess Yekaterina Skavronsky et al. in St Peter's, Rome - 25 December, 1783

from Diary of Mary Berry, 25 December 1783, pages 57–59:

Went to St. Peter’s with the Countess Scarowska[*] to see the pope perform high mass […]

The emperor and the King of Sweden, who had arrived the night before, were both there. There was a gallery prepared for them, but they did not choose to make use of it, and stood together against one of the pillars of the great baldequin facing the pope’s throne. The emperor’s deportment was the most serious and respectful that can be imagined; he spoke very little, was attentive to what was going on, knelt when …   more >>

cite as

Diary of Mary Berry, 25 December 1783. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 1 (London, 1865), p. 57–59. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: St Peter's, Rome


Countess Yekaterina Skavronsky
lady-in-waiting to Catherine the Great
Emperor Joseph II
Gustavus III
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Chanting of High Mass performed by The Pope

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, 1783
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* It is likely that Mary Berry is referring to the Countess Yekaterina Skavronsky, whose husband, Count Pavel Skavronsky, was Russian Minister Plenipotentiary to Naples.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:24:46 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 11:03:18 +0000