Below you will find links to the chapters covering events in Kate’s life, from her thirteenth birthday to her débutante presentation at court to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. These were originally posted as blog articles but have been converted to pages. Unfortunately, the pages cannot be commented on, and the encouraging notes that existed previously are archived. I thank those who took the time to share their feelings. You may comment at the bottom of this post. The first photo appears in Chapter 3, with artwork beginning in Chapter 5.
Lessons & Changes, 1847
Chapter 1, A Young Lady’s 13th Birthday, Quantock Hall, Somersetshire, 11 January 1847.
Chapter 2, The Society Tutor, Somersetshire, late January 1847.
Chapter 3, Jack and Phoebe Arrive, Somersetshire, 2 March 1847.
Chapter 4, Pistol Testing, Quantock Hall, 7 March 1847.
Chapter 5, Miss Primrose’s Arrival, Quantock Hall, late March 1847.
Chapter 6, Of Corsets & Templars, London, early April 1847.
Chapter 7, Watercress Girl, London, late April 1847.
Chapter 8, A Nickname Lost, London, 7 May 1847.
Chapter 9, An Amiable Afternoon, London, mid May 1847.
Chapter 10, Midsummer Steeplechase, Somersetshire, 21 June 1847.
Chapter 11, Sunday Games, Somersetshire, July 1847.
Chapter 12, Further Revelations, Somersetshire, late July 1847.
Chapter 13, A Firearms Demonstration, Hastings, late August 1847.
Chapter 14, Life, Death, & Acorns, Somersetshire, October 1847.
Chapter 15, Prelude to a Hunt, Quantock Hall, November 1847.
Chapter 16, A Fox Hunt, Quantock Hills, late November 1847.
Chapter 17, Post Hunt Reception, Crowcombe Court, late November 1847.
Chapter 18, The Gypsy Camp, Quantock Hills, early December 1847.
Chapter 19, Christmas With the Primroses, Ulverston, late December 1847.
Learning & Growing, 1848
Chapter 1, A New Year; Life & Death, Quantock Hall, Somersetshire, 5 January 1848.
Chapter 2, A Garden Adventure, Bath, mid February 1848.
Chapter 3, A Chance Encounter?, Bath, mid February 1848.
Chapter 4, A Curious Outing, Farleigh Castle, Part I, mid February 1848.
Chapter 5, Curious Confrontations, Farleigh Castle, Part II, mid February 1848.
Chapter 6, Heartbreaking Mercy, Quantock Hall, early March 1848.
Chapter 7, Tea, Hearts, & Men, London, late March 1848
Chapter 8, Dinner & Dancing Troubles, London, late April 1848
Chapter 9, Of Mice, Cats, & Lions, London, 14 May 1848
Chapter 10, Cruel Streets, London, early June 1848
Chapter 11, Another Midsummer Steeplechase, Somersetshire, 21 June 1848
Chapter 12, Facing Mortality, Haverholme Priory, Lincolnshire, 8 July 1848
Chapter 13, Garden Follies, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, mid July 1848
Chapter 14, Rescue Witnessed & Reflections, Swansea, Glamorganshire, late July 1848
Chapter 15, The Glorious Twelfth, Hinton House, Somersetshire, 12th August 1848
Chapter 16, Swimming Lessons, A Pond Near Quantock Hall, late August 1848
Chapter 17, Infernal Machines, Hastings, early September 1848
Chapter 18, Visiting the Waldegraves, Hastings, early September 1848
Chapter 19, Wookey Wonders, Wells, Somersetshire, October 1848
Chapter 20, Autumn Visitors, Quantock Hills, Somersetshire, late October 1848
Chapter 21, A Noble Visitor, Quantock Hall, late October 1848
Chapter 22, Noble Visits, Quantock Hall, late October 1848
Chapter 23, Contentious Visit, Quantock Hills, late October 1848