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DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE
by Thomas Gainsborough
Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806), wife of William, 5th Duke of Devonshire
was not only the leader of London's high society, but one of the most popular
figures that English social life has ever produced. She was a friend of
of Wales and of Charles James Fox, for whose election in 1784
she carried on a campaign.