People/Characters: Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin

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Broken Bodies by Sally Emerson
Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives by Katie Hickman
The Elgin Affair: The Abduction of Antiquity's Greatest Treasures and the Passions it Aroused by Theodore Vrettos
The letters of Mary Nisbet of Dirleton, Countess of Elgin by Mary Nisbet Ferguson
Mistress of the Elgin Marbles: A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin by Susan Nagel
Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
Stones of Treason by Peter Watson

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Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin (Mary, Lady Elgin) (1778–1855) was a Scottish heiress who married Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and accompanied him to his posting as British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. He is the Lord Elgin who brought the Parthenon friezes to England -- known as the Elgin marbles.


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