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Diana Mitford
Diana, Lady Mosley (17 June 1910 – 11 August 2003), born Diana Freeman-Mitford and usually known as Diana Mitford, was one of Britain's noted Mitford sisters. She was first married to Bryan Walter Guinness, heir to the barony of Moyne, and upon her divorce from him married Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet of Ancoats, leader of the British Union of Fascists. Her second marriage, in 1936, took place at the home of Joseph Goebbels, with Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
as guest of honour. Subsequently, her involvement with Fascist political causes resulted in three years' internment during the Second World War. She later moved to Paris and enjoyed some success as a writer
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Belgravia
Belgravia
Belgravia
(/bɛlˈɡreɪviə/[1]) is an affluent district in West London[2], shared within the authorities of both the City of Westminster
Westminster
and the Royal Borough of Kensington
Kensington
and Chelsea. The area takes its name from one of the Duke of Westminster's subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave, which is in turn derived from Belgrave, Cheshire, a village on land belonging to the Duke. Belgravia
Belgravia
is noted for its very expensive residential properties: it is one of the wealthiest districts in the world. The area was originally known as Five Fields during the Middle Ages, and became a dangerous place for highwaymen and robberies
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Batsford Park
Batsford
Batsford
Arboretum
Arboretum
is a 55-acre (220,000 m2) arboretum and botanical garden near Batsford
Batsford
in Gloucestershire, England, about 1½ miles north-west of Moreton-in-Marsh. It is owned and run by the Batsford
Batsford
Foundation, a registered charity,[1] and is open to the public daily throughout most of the year. The arboretum sits on the Cotswold scarp and contains around 2,900 trees, with a large collection of Japanese maples, magnolias and pines
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Westminster
Westminster
Westminster
(/ˈwɛsmɪnstər, ˈwɛst-/) is an area of central London within the City of Westminster, part of the West End, on the north bank of the River Thames.[1] Westminster's concentration of visitor attractions and historic landmarks, one of the highest in London, includes the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey
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Botticelli
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (c. 1445[2] – May 17, 1510), known as Sandro Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli
(Italian: [ˈsandro bottiˈtʃɛlli]), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari
Giorgio Vasari
would characterize less than a hundred years later in his Vita of Botticelli as a "golden age". Botticelli's posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then, his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance
Renaissance
painting. As well as the small number of mythological subjects which are his best known works today, he painted a wide range of religious subjects and also some portraits. He and his workshop were especially known for their Madonna and Childs, many in the round tondo shape
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The Birth Of Venus (Botticelli)
The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
(Italian: Nascita di Venere [ˈnaʃʃita di ˈvɛːnere]) is a painting by Sandro Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli
probably made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown (called Venus Anadyomene and often depicted in art). The painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Although the two are not a pair, the painting is inevitably discussed with Botticelli's other very large mythological painting, the Primavera, also in the Uffizi. They are among the most famous paintings in the world, and icons of the Italian Renaissance; of the two, the Birth is even better known than the Primavera.[1] As depictions of subjects from classical mythology on a very large scale they were virtually unprecedented in Western art since classical antiquity, as was the size and prominence of a nude female figure in the Birth
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Algernon Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale
Redesdale
Redesdale
is a valley in the western part of the county of Northumberland, in northeast England. This area contains the valley of the River Rede, a tributary of the North Tyne River. Redesdale includes the settlements of Elsdon, Otterburn, Rochester, Byrness
Byrness
and Carter Bar. A portion of Redesdale
Redesdale
to the west and north of Otterburn now forms part of Northumberland
Northumberland
National Park and includes the Redesdale
Redesdale
Forest, the northernmost part of Kielder Forest. History[edit] This valley has served as an important route into Scotland
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Thomas Gibson Bowles
Thomas Gibson "Tommy" Bowles (15 January 1841 – 12 January 1922) was the founder of the magazines The Lady and the English Vanity Fair, a sailor and the maternal grandfather of the Mitford sisters.Contents1 Parents 2 Journalism 3 Politics 4 Family 5 Bibliography 6 External linksParents[edit] He was the illegitimate offspring of Thomas Milner Gibson and a servant named Susannah Bowles. He attended school in France and then studied for a year at King's College London. His father gave him a yearly stipend of £90 and helped him find a job at Somerset House. Journalism[edit] He began his journalism and publishing career by writing a column for the Morning Post in 1866. His coverage of the Siege of Paris sent by balloon and pigeon post ensured his fame. He borrowed £200 to found Vanity Fair in 1868. Shattered by the death of his wife Jessica (née Evans-Gordon) in childbirth, he sold his stake in Vanity Fair to Arthur H. Evans in 1887 for £20,000
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Clementine Churchill
Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill GBE (née Hozier; 1 April 1885 – 12 December 1977) was the wife of Sir Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
and a life peer in her own right.Contents1 Early life 2 Marriage and children 3 World War I 4 The 1930s 5 World War II 6 After the war 7 Later life and death 8 Memorials 9 Titles and Styles 10 Arms 11 References 12 Sources 13 Biographies 14 External linksEarly life[edit] Although legally the daughter of Henry Montague Hozier and Lady Blanche Hozier (a daughter of David Ogilvy, 10th Earl of Airlie), her paternity is a subject of much debate, as Lady Blanche was well known for infidelity. After Sir Henry found Lady Blanche with a lover in 1891, she managed to avert her husband's suit for divorce because of his own infidelities, and thereafter the couple separated
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Angus Ogilvy
Sir Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, KCVO (14 September 1928 – 26 December 2004) was a British businessman, best known as the husband of Princess Alexandra, a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Ogilvy is also remembered for his role in a scandal involving the breaking of sanctions against the regime in Rhodesia
Rhodesia
in the 1970s in the Lonrho
Lonrho
affair. In later years, he was heavily involved in charity work.Contents1 Early life 2 Education and career 3 Marriage 4 Later years 5 Legacy 6 Titles, styles, honours and arms6.1 Titles and styles 6.2 Honours7 Issue 8 Ancestry 9 References 10 External linksEarly life[edit] The Hon
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Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS[61] (/ˈrʌsəl/; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate.[62][63] At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense".[64] Russell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.[65] In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism".[66] He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore and protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians.[63] With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics
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Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
(/ˈɒksfərdʃər/ or /-ʃɪər/; often abbreviated Oxon from Oxonium, the Latin name of the city and county of Oxford) is a county in England
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The Evening Standard
The London
London
Evening Standard (or simply Evening Standard) is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London. It is owned by Russian businessman, Alexander Lebedev. It is the dominant local/regional evening paper for London
London
and the surrounding area, with coverage of national and international news and City of London
City of London
finance
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Inflation
In economics, inflation is a sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.[1] When the price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services; consequently, inflation reflects a reduction in the purchasing power per unit of money – a loss of real value in the medium of exchange and unit of account within the economy.[2][3] A chief measure of price inflation is the inflation rate, the annualized percentage change in a general price index, usually the consumer price index, over time.[4] The opposite of inflation is deflation. Inflation
Inflation
affects economies in various positive and negative ways
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Biddesden House
Coordinates: 51°15′32″N 1°34′34″W / 51.259°N 1.576°W / 51.259; -1.576Biddesden House Biddesden House
Biddesden House
is a Grade I listed house[1] in the parish of Ludgershall, Wiltshire
Ludgershall, Wiltshire
and near to Andover in Hampshire. It is home to an Arabian Horse
Arabian Horse
stud farm. History[edit] The house belonged to John Richmond Webb from 1692. About 1909 it was bought sight unseen by George Gribble, on the recommendation of his wife Norah Royd and their son Philip; the family moved there from Henlow Grange.[2] It was bought by Bryan Guinness
Bryan Guinness
in the 1930s, whose family still live there. Biddesden Stud[edit] The stud bred the eventing champion Tamarillo. References[edit]^ Historic England. "Biddesden House, Ludgershall (1035997)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 March 2015.  ^ Gribble, Philip (1964)
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Wiltshire
2011 Census Excluding Swindon: 93.4% White British 1.3% Asian 1.2% Mixed Race 0.6% Black 0.2% OtherDistricts of Wiltshire   UnitaryDistricts Wiltshire
Wiltshire
( Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Council) Swindon
Swindon
( Swindon
Swindon
Borough Council)Members of Parliament List of MPsPolice Wiltshire
Wiltshire
PoliceTime zone Greenwich Mean Time
Greenwich Mean Time
(UTC) • Summer (DST) British Summer Time
British Summer Time
(UTC+1) Wiltshire
Wiltshire
(/ˈwɪltʃər/ or /-tʃɪər/[1]) is a county in South West England
England
with an area of 3,485 km2 (1,346 square miles).[2] It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
and Berkshire
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