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People/Characters: Lady Elizabeth Foster

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TitlesOrder
Byron: Life and Legend by Fiona MacCarthy
Dearest Bess: The Life and Times of Lady Elizabeth Foster Afterwards Duchess of Devonshire by Dorothy Margaret Stuart
Elizabeth & Georgiana: The Duke of Devonshire and His Two Duchesses by Caroline Chapmanlater Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda ForemanBess
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Brian Masters
The serpent and the Stag: The Saga of England's Powerful and Glamourous Cavendish Family from the Age of Henry the Eighth to the Present by John Pearson
The Spencers of Althorp by Georgina Battiscombe
The Two Duchesses by Arthur Calder-Marshall

Character description

Lady Elizabeth Foster, née Hervey (1759-1824), known as Bess, was a close friend of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and lived with the Duchess and her husband William, 5th Duke of Devonshire, for some 20 years. She became William's lover during this time and had 2 children with him. She married the duke as his second wife in 1809.

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