This very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’ by Lucas de Heere was owned by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Lady Jane is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. Caught up in the scheming of various factions at court, the teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in 1554.
Jenny's Whim Bridge, Pimlico, London, 1750 Pimlico was a swampy osier bed with a scattering of cottages until It was sold by James I for £1,151.15s in 1623, and the whole area, including modern Pimlico, Belgravia and most of Mayfair and Kensington, was inherited by Mary Davies in 1666. At the age of just 12 she was married to Sir Thomas Grosvenor, a member of an obscure Cheshire family.As a result the Grosvenors became the richest family in Britain,
Family matters: Neither the Duke of Cambridge nor the Duchess of Cambridge have made a secret of their desire for children. Kate is pictured meeting James William Davies in Cambridge just last week. By PA on DailyMailUK.
Miss Sarah Forbes-Bonetta The wedding which brought a considerable amount of interest and excitement to Brighton to representing the bride, who has been for some time known to be a protégé of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria.
Born on 6 November, 1874 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Katharine Marjory Ramsay was the eldest daughter of Sir James Ramsay. In the spring of 1937, the Duchess was trying to establish colonies for evacuated children, and John Langdon-Davies’ proposal provided the means to finance the colonies, as well as publicise the plight of the children. This collaboration resulted in the founding of Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain.