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Dowager Duchess of Devonshire The youngest Mitford sister, Debo claims never to have read a book, but has churned out a fair few. Heavenly manners, the softest hands and obsessed with chickens.

from Mail Online

Before she was Queen: Portrait of Elizabeth II prior to her coronation hidden away for 50 years goes up for auction for £6,000

The Queen, pictured in 1952, looks relaxed and confident in the picture taken by Kenneth Clayton despite being in mourning after her father, George VI died

from shine.yahoo.com

Nerves Are Overrated: Celebrities Refuse to Ditch Their Skinny Jeans

Wilma Rudolph (USA), one of the most inspiring Olympic athletes of all time. At the 1960 Rome Olympics, she became "the fastest woman in the world" and the 1st American woman to win 3 gold medals in one Olympics. She won the 100 & 200m races and anchored the U.S. team to victory in the 4 x 100m relay, breaking records along the way.

from The Library Time Machine

Fancy Dress 1897: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball

The Duchess of Portland as the Duchess of Savoy, at the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball, July 2, 1897.

from Fashionista

10 Influential Fashion Designers You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Duke Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day.

"I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy." -Marie Curie

from Harper's BAZAAR

The Duchess of Windsor's Fashion Moments

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor - effortless style. Alas, I shall never be that rich or thin.

from NPR.org

'Consuelo and Alva': An Early Story of Celebrity

Consuelo Vanderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough, and her young sons - 1902

Real women of the west were ranchers who confronted the elements while roping cows and mending fences. Sadly, very little was documented about women working to drive cattle up the trails of the Old West.