First Loves

Period drawing of Jane’s father, Admiral Henry Digby – her darling Babou.

A period painting of Jane’s first husband, Lord Ellenborough. She remarks in Volume One of Jane Digby’s Diary that he is “really very handsome, a fact of which he is not unaware.”

by Frederick Richard Say, oil on canvas, circa 1845

George Anson, Jane’s cousin and secret passion.


Author: hurstcr60

C.R. Hurst, who taught writing and language at a small college in Pennsylvania for over 25 years, retired early and moved to the North Carolina mountains where she lives with her husband and a black cat named Molly. CR loves the outdoors, reads too much and writes too little. A realist with two feet planted in the 21st century, she nevertheless enjoys escaping into the past with historical fiction.

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