Elizabeth Montagu had to put up with building works that took forever as well

Elizabeth MontaguAs I have mentioned previously, Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility had
to put up with renovations that took forever

as well.

Well, I’ve just found out that Elizabeth Montagu (“the queen of the bluestockings“, pictured) originally hired James Stuart as her architect to build Montagu House, but due to his “unprofessional and dilatory behaviour”, ditched him and got someone else (this is according to Brilliant Women: 18th Century Bluestockings, which I am currently reading).

Go her.

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  1. Pingback: The prime minister had a horrible renovation experience as well | lisaslifelately

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