Henry and Hester's travels

  • Posted on: 25 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Hester Lynch Thrale by James Sharples

Wales 1774

In 1774, the Thrales went with Samuel Johnson on a tour of Wales.

France 1775

In September 1775 Hester, Henry, Queeney Thrale (Hester and Henry's eldest child) together with Samuel Johnson and Joseph Baretti went to Paris.

On the 27th they narrowly escaped serious injury during a coaching accident.

On 19th October the party were admitted to the Court of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette at Fontainebleau, and enjoyed dinner and an evening at the theatre with them.