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They wrote it this week: Roasted royalty and a back-stabbing sister

Extracts from diaries and letters written between June 17 and June 23

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June 17

1827, London

[After an evening enduring the court of King George IV] Though this evening went off well enough, it is clear that nothing would be more unsupportable than to live at this Court; the dullness must be excessive, and the people who compose his habitual society are the most insipid and uninteresting that can be found. As for Lady Conyngham, she looks bored to death, and she never speaks, never appears to have one word to say to the King, who, however, talks himself without ceasing...

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