Belle: the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice

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From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) 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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subject_facet Antislavery movements -- England -- History -- 18th century, Belle, Dido Elizabeth, -- 1761-1804, England -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century, Illegitimate children -- England -- Biography, Mansfield, William Murray, -- Earl of, -- 1705-1793, Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793 -- Family, Nobility -- England -- Biography, Racially mixed people -- England -- Biography, Slaves -- England -- Biography
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title_sub the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
topic_facet Antislavery movements, Belle, Dido Elizabeth, Biography & Autobiography, Family, History, Illegitimate children, Mansfield, William Murray, Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793, Nobility, Nonfiction, Race relations, Racially mixed people, Slaves