Elizabeth (Berkeley), Margravine of Anspach (1750-1828), Dramatist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Elizabeth Berkeley married in 1767 and began her literary career writing plays. After having six children, she and Lord Craven parted in 1783. She travelled to France and Italy, then on to Poland, Greece, Russia and Turkey. She published an account of her travels, Journey through the Crimea to Constantinople, in 1789. On Lord Craven's death in 1791, she married the Margrave of Anspach. In Anspach she translated plays and wrote her own, her husband composing music for the performances. After some further travels she and the Margrave settled in England, where she continued to write. The Margrave died in 1806 and she travelled again, buying a villa in Naples in 1817, where she died.
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