Evening lecture - Dr Kathryn Edwards "In Vogue: William Courtenay, 9th Earl of Devon".

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Thursday, 26 January 2023
Doors 6pm / Talk 6.30pm / Supper 7.30pm
Devon & Exeter Institution

William Courtenay the 9th Earl of Devon during his lifetime was well-established within high society Georgian England. He was on the cutting edge of fashion and societal trends. A captivating person who was thought of as the most beautiful boy in all of England when he was young. The Earl became a talented man who lovingly cared for his family and was well respected by his workers. This talk will discuss the 9th Earl’s life at Powderham Castle, his love affair with William Beckford and his newfound popularity with researchers today.

(Image from collection of Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.)