Childhood[ edit ] Henry Clay was born on April 12,at the Clay homestead in Hanover County, Virginiain a story-and-a-half frame house. It was an above-average home for a "common" Virginia planter of that time. At the time of his death, Clay's father owned more than 22 slaves, making him part of the planter class in Virginia those men who owned 20 or more slaves.
A Novel, 3 volumes London: Printed for the author by C. A Novel 3 volumes, London: Printed for John Murray, [i. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, 4 volumes London: John Murray, [i. Lady Susan, and the Watsons New York: Volume the First [Juvenilia], edited by Chapman Oxford: Volume the Third [Juvenilia], edited by Chapman Oxford: Volume the Second [Juvenilia], edited by B.
Clarendon Press, ; republished with revisions to notes and appendices by Mary Lascelles Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pride and Prejudice, edited by Frank W.
Chapman, second edition, corrected Oxford: Jane Austen's Manuscript Letters in Facsimile: Southern Illinois University Press, As the contemporary novelist Fay Weldon puts it, for generations of students and the educated reading public in many countries, Austen's novels represent literature with a capital "L.
Jane Austen was born into the rural professional middle class. Her father, George Austenwas a country clergyman at Steventon, a small village in the southern English county of Hampshire.
He had risen by merit from a Kentish family in trade and the lower professions. Jane Austen's mother, Cassandra Leigh Austenwas from a higher social rank, minor gentry related distantly to titled people, but once she married the Reverend Austen in she entered wholeheartedly and with humor into the domestic life and responsibilities of managing a household economy by no means luxurious, bearing eight children--six sons and two daughters.
In this setting the Austens mingled easily with other gentrified professionals and with local gentry families.
Yet they were also linked, though tenuously in some ways, with the larger world of fashionable society and of patronage, politics, and state. George Austen owed his education at Oxford University to his own merit as a student at Tonbridge School, but he owed his clerical position, or "living," at Steventon to the patronage of a wealthy relative, Thomas Knight of Godmersham Park, Kent, who held the appointment in his gift.
Later the Knights, who were childless, adopted one of the Austens' sons, Edward, as their own son and heir to their estates in Kent and Hampshire.
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Local friends of the Austens included the Reverend George Lefroy and his wife, Anne, sister of an eccentric, novel-writing, obsessively aristocratic Kentish squire, Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges.Henry Clay: The Essential American - Kindle edition by David S. Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
This book is a vivid and detailed account of Henry Clay’s life. The Heidlers succeed in combining Clay’s long-time political life with his family and its fortunes which /5(). Meetings of the Washington Biography Group Meeting regularly since The meetings of the Washington (DC) Biography Group take place one Monday evening a month, September through May, at the Washington International School, Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC (between 34th St.
and Connecticut Ave). Henry Clay Biography, Life, Interesting Facts Henry Clay () was a famous American politician, member of the United States Senate for four non-consecutive terms. He was known for his charm and public speaking skills and was very influential on the politicians that lead the country during the Civil War.
Clay suffered one of the most-stinging defeats of his political career when Jackson vetoed the bill that would have rechartered the bank, The Mexican-American War, however, raised his ire even as it shattered his life. His son Henry Clay, U.S. Department of State - Office of the Historian - Biography of Henry Clay; Britannica .
BIOGRAPHY. Alexander Calder was born in , the second child of artist parents—his father was a sculptor and his mother a painter.
Because his father, Alexander Stirling Calder, received public commissions, the family traversed the country throughout Calder's childhood. William Henry Harrison received a classical education at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he was a student from to He then studied medicine in Richmond, Virginia, and in Philadelphia with Benjamin lausannecongress2018.comr, the death of his father caused Harrison to discontinue his studies.