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Regency Courtesan: Harriette Wilson

A celebrated British Regency courtesan, Harriette Wilson was one of fifteen children of a Swiss clockmaker, John James Dubouchet, a Mayfair shopkeeper. She became the mistress of William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven, when she was but fifteen years of … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency: Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford

Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford (11 March 1777 – 1 March 1842), styledViscount Beauchamp between 1793 and 1794 and Earl of Yarmouth between 1794 and 1822, was a British Tory politician and art collector. Seymour-Conway was the son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 2nd … Continue reading

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