THE GREAT HALL (West Corridor)

This beautiful lady was the 9th Duchess of Marlborough, grandmother to the present Duke.

Before she was married to the 9th Duke she was called Consuelo Vanderbilt and was the daughter of one of the most wealthy families in America.

Sadly, her husband was not in love with her, nor she with him. It was a marriage of convenience. But she brought great wealth to the family.

 

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