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Annesley, Richard, sixth earl of Anglesey (bap. 1693, d. 1761), kidnapper and bigamist  

John Martin

Annesley, Richard, sixth earl of Anglesey (bap. 1693, d. 1761), kidnapper and bigamist, was baptized on 26 November 1693 at St Peter's Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, the third son of Dr Richard Annesley (1654/5–1701), dean of Exeter, from c.1700 third Baron Altham, and his wife, ...

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Berkeley, Lady Henrietta [Harriett] (b. in or after 1664, d. 1706), figure of scandal  

David Turner

Berkeley, Lady Henrietta [Harriett] (b. in or after 1664, d. 1706), figure of scandal, was a younger daughter of George Berkeley, first earl of Berkeley (1626/7–1698), and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1708), daughter of John Massingberd. Little is known of her early life. But in 1682 ...

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Billing, Noel Pemberton (1881–1948), aviator and self-publicist  

G. R. Searle

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Billing, Noel Pemberton (1881–1948), aviator and self-publicist, was born on 31 January 1881 in Hampstead, the youngest child of Charles Eardley Billing, a Birmingham iron-founder, and his wife, Annie Emilia Claridge. He was educated at the high school, Hampstead; Cumming's College, outside Boulogne...

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Billing, Noel Pemberton (1881–1948)  

Maker: Elliott & Fry

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Noel Pemberton Billing (1881–1948) by Elliott & Fry, 1920s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clare, Bogo de (1248–1294), ecclesiastic and figure of scandal  

Henry Summerson

Clare, Bogo de (1248–1294), ecclesiastic and figure of scandal, was born on 21 July 1248, the third son of Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford (1222–1262), and his second wife, Maud (d. 1288/9), daughter of John de Lacy, earl of Lincoln...

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Coventry [Gunning], Maria, countess of Coventry (bap. 1732, d. 1760)  

Maker: Jean-Étienne Liotard

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Maria Coventry, countess of Coventry (bap. 1732, d. 1760) by Jean-Étienne Liotard, 1750–55 Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Coventry [née Gunning], Maria, countess of Coventry (bap. 1732, d. 1760), figure of scandal  

Joan Lane

Coventry [née Gunning], Maria, countess of Coventry (bap. 1732, d. 1760), figure of scandal, was born at Hemingford Grey Manor House, Huntingdonshire, an estate owned by her aunt, and baptized there on 15 August 1732, the eldest of the four daughters of ...

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Digby, Jane Elizabeth (1807–1881), adventuress  

Elizabeth Baigent

Digby, Jane Elizabeth (1807–1881), adventuress, who was known successively as Lady Ellenborough, Baroness von Venningen Üllner, Countess Theotoky, and the Honourable Mrs Digby el Mesreb, was born on 3 April 1807, the eldest child of Captain, later Admiral, Sir Henry Digby (1770–1842) and his wife, ...

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Digby, Jane Elizabeth (1807–1881)  

Maker: Sir George Hayter

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Jane Elizabeth Digby (1807–1881) by Sir George Hayter, c. 1825 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Drummond, George Henry Charles Francis Malcolm, Viscount Forth (1834–1861), dipsomaniac  

Richard Davenport-Hines

Drummond, George Henry Charles Francis Malcolm, Viscount Forth (1834–1861), dipsomaniac, was born on 13 May 1834, in Naples, the only surviving child of George Drummond (1807–1902), soldier, and his first wife, the Countess Rapp, née Baroness Albertine von Rothberg Rheinweiler Coligni, (d...

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Howard [née Byron; other married name Musgrave], Isabella, countess of Carlisle (1721–1795), author, traveller, and figure of scandal  

Emily Brand

Howard [née Byron; other married name Musgrave], Isabella, countess of Carlisle (1721–1795), author, traveller, and figure of scandal, was born on 10 November 1721, almost certainly at Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, where her mother etched her name and birthdate onto a bedchamber window. She was the eldest child and only daughter of ...

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Keeler, Christine Margaret (1942-2017)  

Maker: Lewis Morley

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Christine Keeler (1942-2017), by Lewis Morley, 1963

© Lewis Morley Archive

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Keeler, Christine Margaret (1942–2017), model and showgirl  

Richard Weight

Keeler, Christine Margaret (1942–2017), model and showgirl, was born on 22 February 1942 at Hillingdon County Hospital, Middlesex, the daughter of Colin Sean Keeler, later known as Colin Sean King (1921–1976), engineer’s fitter, and his wife, Julia Ellen, née Payne (...

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Lambton, Antony Claud Frederick, styled Lord Lambton (1922–2006), politician and writer  

Mark Garnett

Lambton, Antony Claud Frederick, styled Lord Lambton (1922–2006), politician and writer, was born on 10 July 1922 at West Marden Hall, Emsworth, Sussex, the younger son of John Frederick Lambton, fifth earl of Durham (1884–1970), and his first wife, Diana Mary (1901–1924), only daughter of ...

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Maunsell [married name Kingsman], Dorothea (b. 1749x51), figure of scandal  

Helen Berry

Maunsell [married name Kingsman], Dorothea (b. 1749x51), figure of scandal, was probably born in Dublin, the youngest daughter of Thomas Maunsell (c.1705–1778), a Dublin barrister, king's counsellor in the court of exchequer, and MP for Kilmallock, co. Limerick, between 1769 and 1776. Her mother was ...

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Montez, Lola [real name Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert] (1821–1861), adventuress  

Bruce Seymour

Montez, Lola [real name Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert] (1821–1861), adventuress, was born on 17 February 1821 at Grange, co. Sligo, Ireland, the only child of Edward Gilbert (c.1797–1823), an ensign of the 25th foot regiment, and his wife, Eliza Oliver (...

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Montez, Lola (1821–1861)  

Maker: Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes

Lola Montez (1821–1861) by Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes, c. 1850 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of I. N. Phelps Stokes, Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes, 1937. (37.14.41) All rights reserved, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Nun of Watton (b. 1146x9), Gilbertine nun and figure of scandal  

Giles Constable

Nun of Watton (b. 1146x9), Gilbertine nun and figure of scandal, is known only from the account of the two miracles associated with her that was written by Ailred of Rievaulx (d. 1167) in the early 1160s. It survives in one manuscript, probably written in the late 1160s and now Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 139, folios 149...

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Opdebeck [née Douglas-Hamilton], Lady Susan Harriet Catherine [other married name Susan Harriet Catherine Pelham-Clinton, countess of Lincoln] (1814–1889), figure of scandal  

J. Gilliland

Opdebeck [née Douglas-Hamilton], Lady Susan Harriet Catherine [other married name Susan Harriet Catherine Pelham-Clinton, countess of Lincoln] (1814–1889), figure of scandal, was born on 9 June 1814, the only daughter of Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, tenth duke of Hamilton (1767–1852), and his wife, ...

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Lady Susan Harriet Catherine Opdebeck (1814–1889) by Jan Frans Portaels, 1859 [detail] unknown collection / Christie's; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London