"The Duchess", Mary Robinson, and Georgiana's Social Network

  title={"The Duchess", Mary Robinson, and Georgiana's Social Network},
  author={Daniel Keith Robinson},
  journal={The Wordsworth Circle},
  pages={193 - 197}
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  • Published 22 June 2011
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All the main characters in Saul Dibb's film The Duchess (2008) are based on figures who appeared in the list of subscribers to Mary Robinson's Poems by Mrs. M. Robinson (1791). These names include Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; her husband, the Duke of Devonshire; his lover and Georgiana's friend, Lady Elizabeth Foster; Georgiana's lover, the politician and future Prime Minister, Charles Grey; and such prominent Whig politicians as the statesman, Charles James Fox, and the playwright… 
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