Lady Charlotte Campbell was the daughter of John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll and the celebrated Irish beauty and society hostess Elizabeth (née Gunning), formerly Duchess of Hamilton. She was famed for her own beauty and personal charm. In 1796, she married as her first husband Colonel John Campbell and the couple had 9 children. After her husband's death, she became a lady-in-waiting to Caroline, Princess of Wales, the spurned wife of the Prince Regent. In 1818, she married as her second husband the Reverend Edward John Bury; they had two daughters. Lady Charlotte was a prolific writer of novels and light literature -- some were very popular at the time, although they are now almost forgotten. Some sources question her authorship of the Diary Illustrative of the Times of George IV to which her name is attached.