HER GRACE, THE DUCHESS OF LEINSTERTHE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN GREAT BRITAIN WHO DIED TUESDAY
What a great find. Do you know the date of the newspaper clipping?
I'm not 100% sure, but the paper stock is quite old. If it is this Duchess (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_FitzGerald,_Duchess_of_Leinster) then it would be from 1814
I enjoy that -- depending on how you parse it -- the text can be read as, "She was the most beautiful woman in Great Britain, and she died Tuesday," as was probably intended, or, "Of the women who died Tuesday, she was the most beautiful in Great Britain."
Guessing it's this lady:http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp52736/hermione-wilhelmina-fitzgerald-nee-duncombe-duchess-of-leinsterwho was this guys wife:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_FitzGerald,_5th_Duke_of_LeinsterSince she died of tuberculosis at 30 in 1895.Also, photography didn't exist yet in 1814 ;-)
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