Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Venue: Chawton House
Jane Austen’s nephew Edward Knight, eldest son of her brother Edward at Godmersham Park, became a frequent presence at Chawton House from 1820 onwards.
He held a number of influential offices in Hampshire and came to identify strongly with the county, despite spending the first thirty years of his life very happily in East Kent. His attachment to Chawton eventually led to the sale of his former home in Godmersham, a painful loss for his surviving siblings.
In this illustrated presentation, Hazel Jones, author of The Other Knight Boys: Jane Austen’s Dispossessed Nephews, will trace Edward Knight’s years at Chawton House with his two extensive, often quarrelsome families.
This event is part of Jane Austen Regency Week.