The Story of the Ladies of Llangollen

The Story of the Ladies of Llangollen:

makingqueerhistory:

We begin our story with an adventure because no interesting story is without one. It begins with Eleanor Butler, the daughter of an earl born on May 11, 1739, meeting Sarah Ponsonby who was sixteen years younger in 1768, and the two quickly become friends. Where Eleanor Butler was a member of a wealthy family and was allowed to remain in a relatively quiet life enjoying reading and satire as her siblings were married off, Sarah was an orphan under the care of a guardian and close friends with his wife. So the two came from very different places, but both were women, so one thing was expected of them both, marriage.

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