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.
Elizabeth Christine of Brunswick-BevernBorn Nov 08, 1715 in Wolfenbüttel
Died Jan 13, 1797 at Schönhausen Palace
Daughter of Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Married (1733) to Frederick II 'the great' of Prussia.
Following Frederick's rise to the throne in 1740 the two virtually never saw each other, and in later years Frederick would live at castle Sans Souci in Potsdam, while Elizabeth would stay in Schönhausen Palace in Berlin.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell was presented to the Queen at Monbijou Castle in Berlin on July 15, 1764.