A Scandalous Countess?

January 11th, 2019
Penny Hampson

Francois-Pascal-Simon Gerard

As part of my research for A Gentleman’s Promise , I discovered the amazing story of Mary Bruce (née Nisbet), Countess of Elgin. If you would like to learn more about the life of this – mostly forgotten – Regency lady, pay a visit to English Historical Fiction Authors, where you will find my article about her.

Portrait of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin (1777 – 1855) by  Francois-Pascal-Simon Gerard (1770-1837) Scottish National Gallery accession number: NG 1496 Scottish National Gallery(On Display)