It’s time to talk about the mother and safe heaven of our beloved Bridgertons.
Born as Violet Elizabeth Ledger, she is the only child of the Ledgers from Surrey. At the age of 8, she occasionally met who it would be her future husband, but at that time the only thing she felt for him was hate and was bent on revenge from the prank he made with her while visiting the neighbor family. But, alas, she was caught red-handed by her father before she had a chance to make her plan work.
Nine years later, Violet is one of the girls sat in a ballroom corner seeing other girls from her season in the marriage market dancing and wishing to be one of them.
That’s when Edmund Bridgerton, a Viscount’s heir and the neighbor’s hateful visitor, recognizes her and decides to talk with her. At first, she didn’t remember him, but they danced and a romance started. Six months later, they were married.
As a young married couple, they also became young parents. Barely two years after their marriage, their first child was born, Anthony. Violet knew how it was to be a single child, so she wanted a plenty of them.
In 1803 our heroine’s life turned upside down. While walking in the gardens with their fifth child, Eloise, Edmund was stung by a bee and suddenly died. From this difficult moment on, she had to find the strength to raise eight children, one of then not even born yet. That baby was named Hyacinth, in homage to her father’s favorite flower, the father she would never have the chance to meet.
Ten years later, in 1813, Violet is now one of the fierce mamas trying to find perfect matches for four of her children. Daphne is thriving in her season, but she’s also trying to convince her three older boys to start looking for a wife too.
Because one day she was one of the girls at the sidelines of the ballrooms, she always makes sure (even with a little force or blackmail) that her boys dance with these girls, to make them feel happy and not ignored. And although a little crestfallen, they obviously go, for they would do anything for her, both from respect and also fear. She’s lovely and comprehensive but also a force of nature.
Anthony thinks she’s not as reasonable as she was after one of her girls achieved enough age to take part of the marriage market but If there’s anything that Violet Bridgerton most wants in her life, is to see all of her children happy (and hopefully not simply married, but well married), and if we can be sure of something is that she can do anything to achieve this desire.
We can’t wait to see Violet Bridgerton on screen in Bridgerton, premiering on Christmas Day!