His Majesty's Well-Beloved: An Episode in the Life of Mr. Thomas Betterton as told by his Friend John Honeywood

His Majesty's Well-Beloved: An Episode in the Life of Mr. Thomas Betterton as told by his Friend John Honeywood

by Baroness Orczy

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His Majesty's Well-Beloved

An Episode in the Life of Mr. Thomas Betterton as told by his Friend John Honeywood

By Baroness Orczy

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozalia Maria Jozefa Borbala "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi; 23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947, was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.

Emmuska Orczy was born in Tarnaörs, Heves County, Hungary, and was the daughter of composer Baron Félix Orczy de Orczi (1835-1892) and Countess Emma Wass de Szentegyed et Czege (1839-1892). Her parents left their estate for Budapest in 1868, fearful of the threat of a peasant revolution. They lived in Budapest, Brussels, and Paris, where Emma studied music without success. Finally, in 1880, the family moved to London where they lodged with their countryman, Francis Pichler, at 162 Great Portland Street. Orczy attended West London School of Art and then Heatherley's School of Fine Art.

Although not destined to be a painter, it was at art school that she met a young illustrator named Montague MacLean Barstow, the son of an English clergyman; they married in 1894. It was the start of a joyful and happy marriage "for close on half a century one of perfect happiness and understanding of perfect friendship and communion of thought."


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ISBN-13: 9781496126801
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2014
Series: A Classic Baroness Orczy Novel
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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