Dame Joanna Lumley
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Two women, relatives, one born in 1757, the other in 1961 are in some ways remarkably similar. We compare the biographies of Princess Diana, King Charles’s first wife, and her ancestor Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire.
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The US National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has a Thomas Gainsborough portrait of Georgiana. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire – Amanda Foreman, published by Harper Collins, 1998, is a great biography of Georgiana Spencer. The film 2008 film The Duchess starring Keira Knightly as Georgiana, is based on this book.The New York Times considers the above film and compares Diana and Georgiana.