|Title||Lady Coventry's Minuet. BC.05|
|Area||Uncertain, probably northern|
|Bibliography||Village Music project, Cooke, Benjamin|
|Notes|| Maria(1733-1760),Countess of Coventry,was noted in her time for her|
great beauty.Once she was mobbed in Hyde Park and the King hearing of
it said she must be protected.The next evening out she paraded up and
down for two hours proudly escorted by two Sergeants in front and a
dozen Privates in file behind, all in full dress uniform. Unfortunately
she was also known for her remarkable silliness. She died of
consumption at the age of 27,having borne 5 children. CGP.
|Source||Benjamin Cooke MS.circa 1770, F.Kidson Coll.|
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