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.
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-LüneburgBorn Nov 08, 1746 at Wolfenbüttel
Died Feb 18, 1840 at Stettin
Life with Boswell:
Boswell danced with her at the court of Brunswick on August 13, 1764. Following his last night in Brunswick, August 21, he wrote that "I must not forget to mark that I fell in love with the beauteous Princess Elizabeth. I talked of carrying her off from the Prince of Prussia, and so occassioning a second Trojan War."