Daily Archives: November 13, 2014

Royal Nursery: Mrs. Bowers

‘Lower in the hierarchy were the nursery maid and two females known as rockers. But the most indispensable person, for the first six months at least, was Mrs. Bowers the wet nurse. When she retired, she was given a pension of £100 a year.’

[an extract from ‘Prinny’s Daughter: A Biography of Princess Charlotte of Wales’ by Thea Home]

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