Lady Lyttelton in Könisberg (now Kaliningrad) - 17 June, 1814, in the afternoon

from Diary of Lady Sarah Lyttelton, 18 June 1814, pages 192–193:

Yesterday, at two o’clock, we proceeded to Mrs. Phillips’s dinner, and found, to our infinitely disagreeable surprise, that it was a gala mercantile Schmaus [banquet] in honour of the peace. Sad work. Near forty people at dinner. […] Various other vulgar English and ugly Prussians, all squeezed at a table fit for twenty people, our elbows pinned awry to our sides, and half the talk consisting of apologies for polts and thumps unintentional. Band of music close to …   more >>

cite as

Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Diary of Lady Sarah Lyttelton, 18 June 1814. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 192–193. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Könisberg (now Kaliningrad)


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

Listening to

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'Rule Britannia'
written by Thomas Arne
performed by a band

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 June, 1814, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:37:41 +0000
Approved on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:59:18 +0000