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The Duchess of Devonshire , with her son , Lord Hartington , standing in front of a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds of Georgiana Spencer , Duchess of Devonshire with her daughter , Georgiana Dorothy . 27 October 1980 / YPA Photos / TopFoto

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Winston Churchill's extraordinary relationship with the founding fathers of the Mail

Sir Winston Churchill

The Mitford girls. British upper class sisters who were known for their beauty, exploits and unfortunately making some very bad decisions. Their family history is fascinating.

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Not a Bleak House: Last home of Charles Dickens opens to the public for the first time

Charles Dickens with daughters Katey and Mary

Consuelo Vanderbilt | W.K. Vanderbilt adored his daughter, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough. Here they are at the races in Paris.

Miss Unity Mitford arrives in England back from Germany. Lord Redesdale assisting his wounded daughter Miss Unity Mitford into a hotel at Folkestone this evening 3rd january 1940 after the ambulance had broken down and forced the party to return to Folkestone . / YAP / TopFoto

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Sir Winston Churchill: The greatest Briton?

Winston Churchill.

3 filles du roi Christian IX de Danemark (1818-1906) et de la princesse Louise de Hesse-Cassel (1817-1898) : Princesse Thyra Amalie (1853-1933) d'Ernest-Auguste de Hanovre (1845-1923). Princesse Alexandra "Alix" (1844-1925) femme du roi Edward VII (1841-1910). Princesse Dagmar (Maria Feodorovna) (1847-1928) épouse du tsar Alexander III (1845-1894)

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Dr Rosalind Franklin. Scientist. Took the photograph that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. But all recognition went to male colleagues Watson and Crick. When she graduated from Cambridge women weren't recognised as having achieved a BA or MA.

Jessica Mitford

The Mitford sisters

Lord Redesdale and his daughter Miss Deborah Mitford discussing the packing of the luggage at Folkestone, before Miss Deborah Mitford started out for High Wycombe with her sister's (Unity Mitford) luggage. 22nd October 1935