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Sarah Robinson – The Soldiers’ Friend ¬†Agnes Weston – The Sailors’ Friend Why was the work of these women so important in Portsmouth? We need to bear in mind that in the 1860s & 1870s, Portsmouth was one of England’s … Continue reading

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Lady Henry Somerset portraits by George Frederick Watts

George Frederick Watts was a critically acclaimed Victorian painter who was extremely well connected. His portrait of Lady Henry Somerset which appears on the cover of my biography hangs at Eastnor Castle. There you will also find other family portraits … Continue reading

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