Social Victorians/People/Wolverton

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Glyn
  • Baron Wolverton
    • George Grenfell Glyn, 2nd Baron Wolverton [Frederick's uncle] (24 July 1873 – 1 November 1887)[1]
    • Henry Richard Glyn, 3rd Baron Wolverton [Frederick's brother] (6 November 1887 – 2 July 1888)[2]
    • Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton (2 July 1888 – 3 October 1932)
  • Frederick is sometimes spelled Frederic (see Note #1, below).

Styles of Address[edit | edit source]

  • 1864–1888: Mr Frederick Glyn
  • 1888–1932: The Rt Hon. The Lord Wolverton

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Frederick, Baron Wolverton[edit | edit source]

  • Conservative party
  • House of Lords

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1895 January 5, Lady Edith Amelia Ward and Frederick Glyn married.[3]

1897 July 2, Friday, Lord and Lady Wolverton attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

Edith Glyn, Baroness Wolverton[edit | edit source]

Black-and-white photograph of a seated woman dressed in an armor breast plate, with a shield, helmet and trident
Edith, Lady Wolverton in costume as Britannia. ©National Portrait Gallery, London.
Photograph of the back side of a copper half-penny showing a seated woman dressed as a warrior
1841 halfpenny reverse

At the Duchess of Devonshire’s 1897 Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Edith Glyn, Baroness Wolverton (at 130) was dressed as Britannia[4]:p. 7, Col. 4c; she walked in the Duchess procession.

Lafayette's portrait of "Edith Amelia (née Ward), Lady Wolverton as Britannia" in costume is photogravure #282 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[5] The printing on the portrait says, "Lady Wolverton as Britannia."[6]

Lady Wolverton's costume and pose may reflect the way Britannia is represented on this reverse of an 1841 half-penny (right).

Black-and-white photograph of a standing man richly dressed in an historical costume with a helmet and sword
Frederic Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton in costume as King Richard Coeur de Lion. ©National Portrait Gallery, London.

Frederick, Baron Wolverton[edit | edit source]

Frederick, Baron Wolverton (at 79) was dressed as a

  • "Knight Templar."[4]:p. 8, Col. 1b
  • "Lord Wolverton (Richard I.)."[7]:p. 34, Col. 1b
  • "as Richard Coeur de Lion in the chain mail of a crusading monarch."[8]:p. 2, Col. 7b

Lafayette's portrait of "Frederic Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton as King Richard Coeur de Lion" in costume is photogravure #47 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[5] The printing on the portrait says, "Lord Wolverton as King Richard Coeur de Lion."[9]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British[10]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton (24 September 1864 – 3 October 1932)[11]
  • Lady Edith Amelia Ward Glyn (16 September 1872 – 6 June 1956)[3]
  1. Hon. George Edward Dudley Carr Glyn (18 August 1896 – 30 July 1930)
  2. Hon. Marion Feodorovna Louise Glyn (23 August 1900 – 13 December 1970)
  3. Nigel Reginald Victor Glyn, 5th Baron Wolverton (23 June 1904 – 1986)
  4. Hon. Esmé Consuelo Helen Glyn (20 September 1908 – )

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. His first name is spelled Frederick in the Wikipedia article and Frederic at thepeerage.com and on his portrait in costume at the National Portrait Gallery.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "George Grenfell Glyn, 2nd Baron Wolverton." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. "Henry Richard Glyn, 3rd Baron Wolverton." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lady Edith Amelia Ward." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  6. "Lady Wolverton as Britannia." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw80458/Edith-Amelia-ne-Ward-Lady-Wolverton-as-Britannia.
  7. “The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball.” The Gentlewoman 10 July 1897 Saturday: 32–42 [of 76], Cols. 1a–3c [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003340/18970710/155/0032.
  8. "The Duchess of Devonshire's Great Ball. Remarkable Social Function. Crowds of Mimic Kings & Queens. Panorama of Historical Costume. An Array of Priceless Jewels." Western Gazette 9 July 1897: 2 [of 8], Col. 7a–c. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000407/18970709/009/0002.
  9. "Frederic Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton as King Richard Coeur de Lion." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158400/Frederic-Glyn-4th-Baron-Wolverton-as-King-Richard-Coeur-de-Lion.
  10. "Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton". Wikipedia. 2020-07-22. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frederick_Glyn,_4th_Baron_Wolverton&oldid=968955649. 
  11. "Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.