James Boswell died in 1795 believing he had touched and kissed a cache of Shakespeare's original letters and papers discovered by a Mr. Ireland. His friend, Edmond Malone, publicly exposed the lot as a forgery just a year later.
Phillipine Charlotte HohenzollernBorn 1716
Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Herzogin von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
Philippine Charlotte von Preußen
Daughter of King Friedrich Wilhelm I (1688-1740) of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea (1685-1757). Sister of King Frederick II the Great. Married (1733) to Charles I.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell was introduced to the Duchess at the Court of Brunswick on June 27, 1764.