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date: 03 December 2020

Cavendish [née Hervey; other married name Foster], Elizabeth Christiana, duchess of Devonshirelocked

(1757–1824)
  • Amanda Foreman

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Cavendish [née Hervey; other married name Foster], Elizabeth Christiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1824), society hostess and patron of the arts, was the middle daughter of Frederick Augustus Hervey, fourth earl of Bristol (1730–1803), and his wife, Elizabeth Davers (1730–1800), and was known for most her life as ...

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