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Asquith [née Tennant], Margaret Emma Alice [Margot], countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864–1945), political hostess and diarist, was born on 2 February 1864, the sixth daughter and eleventh child of Sir Charles Tennant, first baronet (1823–1906), wealthy Scottish industrialist and Liberal MP, and his first wife, ...

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Margaret Emma Alice Asquith, countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864–1945) by Baron Adolf de Meyer, c. 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jebb [née Noble], Cynthia, Lady Gladwyn (1898–1990), political hostess and diarist, was born on 20 November 1898 at The Grove, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, the younger daughter and youngest of the four children of Sir Saxton William Armstrong Noble, third baronet...

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Cynthia Jebb, Lady Gladwyn (1898–1990) by unknown photographer © reserved; private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London