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Dorothea Jordan (21 November 1761 – 5 July 1816) was an Anglo-Irish actress, courtesan, and the mistress and companion of the future King William IV of the United Kingdom, for 20 years while he was Duke of Clarence. Together they had ten illegitimate children, all of whom took the surname FitzClarence.

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1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered During City Sewer Construction Project

A massive, well-preserved 1,700 year-old Roman mosaic was recently unearthed while performing city sewer construction.

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Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Latin America’s greatest poets, rejected multiple proposals and became a nun in 1667 so she could devote her life to study. Extraordinary Women Of History

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Portrait of a mistress: Album of King Edward VII's lover Lillie Langtry is uncovered after 135 years

Actress and socialite Lillie Langtry had a three-year affair with the Prince of Wales in the 1870s