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date: 28 March 2020

Montez, Lola [real name Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert]locked

(1821–1861)
  • Bruce Seymour

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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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