Revealing NEW information about Dido Elizabeth Belle’s siblings – All Things Georgian

Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray, c.1778. Formerly attributed to Johann Zoffany.

Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray, c.1778. Formerly attributed to Johann Zoffany.

We’re very excited to be able to bring you some new information about Dido Elizabeth Belle.

Dido was the natural daughter of a former African slave woman and Sir John Lindsay; she was brought up alongside her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Murray at their great-uncle William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield’s estate, Kenwood House in Hampstead, London. You may have seen…

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Anne Bonny, Eighteenth-Century Pirate Vixen | A R T L▼R K

A re-post.

On the 8th of March 1702, notorious Irish female pirate Anne Bonny was born as Anne Cormac, in Kinsale County Cork, the daughter of a servant woman and her solicitor employer. Trustworthy informati…

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The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaica | Travel | Smithsonian

Historic Fort Charles in Port Royal, once a hotbed of pirate activity in the Caribbean (Jessica Antola)

Today, some tour operators and cultural historians are calling attention to the country’s little-known Jewish heritage…

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On this day: the world’s first cruise ship | In Times Gone By…

The Prinzessin Victoria Luise, recognised as the world’s first cruise ship, was launched on the 29th of June, 1900. Her maiden voyage came on the 5th of January the following year, travelling from …

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Azilum: Frontier of the French Revolution | The History Bandits

The glorious opening of the French Revolution in 1789 was met with widespread celebration across the Atlantic. To Americans, it signified further victory for the shared ideals of liberty and equali…

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