Talk:Lady Caroline Lamb
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Blacklisted too soon
There is a mistake here. It says that Lady Caroline was blacklisted at Almack's in 1812, not because of her affair with Byron but because of her writing Glenarvon. But that book wasn't published until 1816.Lulubeck (talk) 21:11, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
The source listed says that the book was published in 1814 and led to her ouster from Almack's - do you have a source that states otherwise? that would be helpful. ( EBY (talk) 03:20, 3 May 2010 (UTC))
I have just done an extensive rewrite of this article, though I removed very little. Being a newbie, I'm a little unsure of some stylistic issues and having some trouble finding easy answers. Should I remove links to articles like "music" and "drama," which don't have specific relevance to this article?
It needs more citations, but are the ones I added okay? I couldn't find a definitive style guide for bibliographic citations. And should I add a footnote for each sentence that cites to a particular source, or is just one following a string of sentences okay?
Also, while I tried hard to maintain NPOV, part of the reason I started working on the article was to correct a couple of widely accepted myths about her that have no basis in fact. Comments? Laura1822 04:03, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
- What a delightful article! About the citations: it looks to me(FWIW) that your citations are fine, but one way to improve them would be with "metatagging". That way, instead of you having to hard-code the citation format, you make each element of the citation (e.g. year) an element that can be displayed according to viewer's preferences. I experimented with metatagging the citation to Lady Morgan's memoirs, and if you like the results, perhaps we can do the rest. One issue arose when I did that ref, is whether the ISBN should refer to the orginial publication (which has no ISBN due to age) or to a later edition. I including an ISBN for a later edition for the sake of people who what to get the book but referenced the earliest publication for other purposes. I'm not sure that is correct procedure but it seemed more useful. Anyway ... have fun editing!!! rewinn 20:29, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
i just saw on the lord Byron page it said she was obsessed with him, yet on this page it says he was obsessed with here, which is true?
I think this article got a huge bias on Lady Caroline's relationship with Lord Byron. It needs a reliable citation, so at this time I gonna put tags on it. - Kenneth Vergil 06:02, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
- I have removed your citation. Everybody knows the importance of Lamb's and Byron's realtionship: it has inspired countless books and films and even inspired Lamb's own book 'Glenarvon'. Also one section of the article on this well known fact does not constitute 'a huge bias'. Colin4C 11:36, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Recently the file File:Lady Caroline Lamb by Eliza H. Trotter.jpg (right) was uploaded and it appears to be relevant to this article and not currently used by it. If you're interested and think it would be a useful addition, please feel free to include it. Dcoetzee 11:51, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
An interesting detail that I don't have a proper source handy for: Caro accompanied her brother, Gen. Frederick Ponsonby to Brussels in the spring of 1815, where she was a major participant in the gay social life among the Allies that preceded the Battle of Waterloo. She so often seemed to pop up where things were happening, this probably ought to be included. --Michael K SmithTalk 20:03, 6 August 2011 (UTC)