I was looking through my stacks and stacks of Pride & Prejudice spin-offs and I could not help but to notice that the image they use on the covers of most of these books bears a striking resemblance to Frances Anne Vane, the Marchioness of Londonderry.
Who is the Marchioness of Londonderry?
January 17, 1800
St. James’s Square, London, England
January 20, 1865
Seaham Hall, County Durham, England
Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry
George Henry Robert Charles William Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry
Lady Francis Anne Emily Vane
Lady Alexandrina Octavia Maria Vane
Lord Adolphus Frederick Charles William Vane-Tempest
Lord Ernest McDonnell Vane-Tempest
Sir Henry Vane-Tempest
Anne, 2nd Countess of Antrim
-Through her daughter, Lady Francis Vane, wife of John Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, she was the great-grandmother of Sir Winston Churchill.
-She inherited extensive lands from her father in north east England
-With her husband, she started an extensive coal mining operation that included coal mines, a railroad, and docks at Seaham.
-Tsar Alexander I of Russia became infatuated with her after viewing her portrait.
Do you think the covers bare a resemblance to to the Marchioness of Londonderry?
Until We Meet Again,