Marginalised memories: Carmen Sylva in Llandudno
Carmen Sylva (1843–1916) was a prolific authoress and the first Queen of Romania, whose life and work is currently marginalized in modern criticism. Sylva visited Britain on numerous occasions, contributing to regional culture and society. Her presence in Llandudno in 1890 was celebrated as a visit of particular significance. This article investigates her visit to the Welsh seaside resort, discussing the evidence of her stay and participation in the Eisteddfod, as well as the practice of commemoration that was subsequently adopted by the town. This includes plaques and street-naming as well articles in the nineteenth-century periodical press.
Citation : Nixon, L. (2014) Marginalised memories: Carmen Sylva in Llandudno. International Journal of Regional and Local History, 9 (2) pp. 94-106
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