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Nancy Clara Cunard (1896–1965) by Sir Cecil Beaton, late 1920s © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London


Cunard, Nancy Clara (1896–1965), poet and political activist, was born at Nevill Holt in Leicestershire on 10 March 1896, the only child of Sir Bache Cunard, third baronet (1851–1925), grandson of the founder of the Cunard steamship line, and the American heiress Maud Alice (later known as Emerald) Burke (1872–1948)...