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Dorothea Jordan known as Dora Duchess of Drury Lane t

Dorothea Jordan known as Dora Duchess of Drury Lane t


Mrs Jordan from The Life of Mrs Jordan by J Boaden (1831)

Mrs Jordan as Hypolita, 1791, after Hoppner. British Library.

Dorothea Jordan

Despite seeing herself as Irish, the famous actress, Mrs Jordan, was in fact born in London near Covent Garden in 1761, no doubt where her stage-struck ...

... have been some guilt over this following Dora's death. She married Sir Philip Sidney of Penshurst Place in 1825, dying in childbirth in 1837 aged 42, ...

Lady Mary Fox Dec 1798 - 13 Jul - Illegitimate daughter of King William IV of England and his mistress Dorothea Jordan. She later became a writer.

Mrs Jordan as Hippolyta from Mrs Jordan, Child of Nature by PW Sergeant (1913

George Fitzclarence, 1st Earl of Munster from Mrs Jordan, Child of Nature by PW

Dora Jordan as Hypolita in She Would and She Would Not in 1790.

Dora Jordan etched by G Meunier from Romney from The Life of Mrs Jordan by J

Dora wasn't considered to be a classic beauty, her nose and chin being somewhat prominent, she nevertheless had the sweetest smile and the most alluring ...

Mrs Jordan as The Comic Muse from Mrs Jordan, Child of Nature by PW Sergeant

John Hoppner, Portrait of Dorothy Jordan as Rosalind

Samuel de Wilde, 'Dorothy Jordan as Cora in "Pizarro"', undated

Dorothea's descendants today include many noble names and a prime minister (David Cameron!) ...more

A mature Dora Jordan looking like a Duchess. According to this article from 1893, the prince called her Duchess and insisted that others address her so ...

Here's the original Romney portrait of Dora Jordan, painted as a publicity portrait and purchased by her ardent lover, William.

Dorothea Jordan- mistress of William IV for twenty years, Her children with William.

Amelia, or Mely as she was called, married Byron's godson, Viscount Falkland, accompanying him to India where he was made Governor-General of Bombay.

Dorothea Jordan The Duchess of Drury Lane

The Duchess of Drury Lane

Having read several books on the period, William IV and Dora Jordan, I was filled with admiration for her. Was he a cad or just weak?

"George O'Brien Wyndham and his Daughter Mary", Thomas Phillips, ca. 1822; Petworth House and Park NT 486284. "

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Dorothy Jordan as Viola in 'Twelfth Night,' hand-coloured line engraving (

a segment of Drury Lane, London

Mrs Jordan as Peggy in The Country Girl from Mrs Jordan, Child of Nature by

While William had an eye for the ladies as a young man, he appeared to enjoy the domesticity of his life with Mrs. Jordan. The Duke remarked to a friend,

The affair would last for twenty years before ending in 1811. Mrs. Jordan at least had no doubt as to the reason for the breakup,

Frances Alsop

Maria Fitzherbert

William, Duke of Clarence, from A Biographical Memoir of Frederick, Duke of York



Dorothea Wieck

Adam Hart-Davis

In 1785 she made her first London appearance at Drury Lane as Peggy in A Country Girl. Before the end of her first season she had become an established ...

Dora began her career on the Dublin stage and became the sole source of income for her family from the age of sixteen.

A Country Girl - Evie Greene as Nan

Mrs Jordan as Sir Harry Wildair from Mrs Jordan, Child of Nature by PW Sergeant

Lady Augusta Gordon

Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library

So to end j44

Dorothea Jordan The Duchess of Drury Lane. Freda Lightfoot

A Country Girl - Hayden Coffin as Geoffrey Challoner


Her Highness Princess Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, known as Caroline of Brunswick, was the third child of the seven ...


William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle

john rich, impresario

Sophia Dorothea of Celle, Electoral Princess of Hanover

Georg Ludwig, Hereditary Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1680; Credit – Wikipedia

Miss Farren (Countess of Derby)

Princess Eugénie of Greece and Denmark, Duchess of Castel Duino (1910 – 1989)

Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse

... with inventing the genre: theatre manager, impresario and performer, John Rich (1692 – 1761). He also opened the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden on this ...

James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife

King George I; Credit – Wikipedia

George F. Cooke


George with his mother and sister, circa 1691; Credit – Wikipedia

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Their Majesties' Servants Vol 3 of 3, by Dr. Doran.

Humble, however, as the position of the flower-girl is, there is good blood in her very blue veins. She comes of the Bartons of Derbyshire, and not longer ...

Bushy House from History of the life and reign of William the Fourth by R Huish

George as Elector of Hanover, 1707; Credit – Wikipedia

George (left) with his mother Queen Charlotte and younger brother Frederick, painted by Allan Ramsay in 1764; Credit – Wikipedia


Caroline with her daughter Charlotte; Credit – Wikipedia

Charles Kemble

Paternal First Cousins: Children of Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna of Russia (married Grand Duke George Mikhailovich ...

Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Duchess of Aosta (1904 – 1974)

Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal

Lord Frederick FitzClarence

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... in December 1791 another Isaac Cruikshank print appeared, entitled “The hambug or An attempt at tragedy” and showing Dorothea on stage at the Drury Lane ...

A Country Girl - Huntley Wright as Barry, disguised as Edna

Mrs. Jordan as Isabella

Drury Lane

A Country Girl - Huntley Wright (l) as Barry and Willie Warde as Granfer

Dora Bryan – blue plaque unveiling

The Theatre, Leeds - The Theatre, Leeds, early 19th century


The Merchant of Venice - A depiction of Jessica, from The Graphic Gallery of Shakespeare's

The Theatre, Leeds - The Royal Theatre, 1867–1875. Confusingly the nameboard

Mrs. Jordan's Profession: The Actress and the Prince

... DB7 53.16 ...

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Their Majesties' Servants Vol 3 of 3, by Dr. Doran.

William FitzClarence, 2nd Earl of Munster


Blanche Cole - Blanche Cole

_om Co "K" 10th Regiment CT Volunteers, severely wounded