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Belle: the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice

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The sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode—a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady.

The illegitimate daughter of a captain in the Royal Navy and an enslaved African woman, Dido Belle was sent to live with her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, one of the most powerful men of the time and a leading opponent of slavery. Growing up in his lavish estate, Dido was raised as a sister and companion to her white cousin, Elizabeth. When a joint portrait of the girls, commissioned by Mansfield, was unveiled, eighteenth-century England was shocked to see a black woman and white woman depicted as equals. Inspired by the painting, Belle vividly brings to life this extraordinary woman caught between two worlds, and illuminates the great civil rights question of her age: the fight to end slavery.

Belle includes 20 pages of black-and-white photos.

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The sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode—a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady.

The illegitimate daughter of a captain in the Royal Navy and an enslaved African woman, Dido Belle was sent to live with her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, one of the most powerful men of the time and a leading opponent of slavery. Growing up in his lavish estate, Dido was raised as a sister and companion to her white cousin, Elizabeth. When a joint portrait of the girls, commissioned by Mansfield, was unveiled, eighteenth-century England was shocked to see a black woman and white woman depicted as equals. Inspired by the painting, Belle vividly brings to life this extraordinary woman caught between two worlds, and illuminates the great civil rights question of her age: the fight to end slavery.

Belle includes 20 pages of black-and-white photos.

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Antislavery movements -- England -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Belle, Dido Elizabeth, -- 1761-1804 -- Fiction
England -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Enslaved persons -- England -- Biography -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Illegitimate children -- England -- Biography -- Fiction
Mansfield, William Murray, -- Earl of, -- 1705-1793 -- Family -- Fiction
Mansfield, William Murray, -- Earl of, -- 1705-1793 -- Fiction
Nobility -- England -- Biography
Racially mixed people -- England -- Biography -- Fiction
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Belle, Dido Elizabeth
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History
Illegitimate children
Mansfield, William Murray
Nobility
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Race relations
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