Louisa Pitt Beckford had an affair with her husband’s cousin William Beckford after her marriage; at one point, totally smitten and desperate to regain his attention, she offered to participate in a menage-a-trois at an infamous house party at Fonthill. She died of tuberculosis in 1791 in Firenze and was buried in the Old English Cemetery in Livorno, Italy.

Louisa Pitt Beckford had an affair with her husband’s cousin William Beckford after her marriage; at one point, totally smitten and desperate to regain his attention, she offered to participate in a menage-a-trois at an infamous house party at Fonthill. She died of tuberculosis in 1791 in Firenze and was buried in the Old English Cemetery in Livorno, Italy.

Mary Fitzalan, Duchess of Norfolk, daughter of Lady Jane Gray's Aunt Catherine Grey, 1st cousin of Lady Jane Gray. Died 1557 in Arundel House

Mary Fitzalan, Duchess of Norfolk, daughter of Lady Jane Gray's Aunt Catherine Grey, 1st cousin of Lady Jane Gray. Died 1557 in Arundel House

Marie Louise of Parma, granddaughter of Louis XV, who married King Charles IV of Spain.

Marie Louise of Parma, granddaughter of Louis XV, who married King Charles IV of Spain.

Fresco of a Seated Woman playing a Kithara from the reception hall of the villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale Italy Late Roman Republican Period 50-40 BCE (4) | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!

Fresco of a Seated Woman playing a Kithara from the reception hall of the villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale Italy Late Roman Republican Period 50-40 BCE (4) | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!

Famous Authors' Last Words: Elizabeth Barret Browning uttered this in response to the question of how she was feeling as she lay on her deathbed.

23 Famous Authors' Last Words

Famous Authors' Last Words: Elizabeth Barret Browning uttered this in response to the question of how she was feeling as she lay on her deathbed.

Hazel Carter (d. 1918) cut her hair, dressed in an Army uniform, and boarded a troop train and eventually a ship to France as a man, to follow her husband into war. She was discovered, sent home, and died in the worldwide flu epidemic, while John Carter was still overseas.

Hazel Carter (d. 1918) cut her hair, dressed in an Army uniform, and boarded a troop train and eventually a ship to France as a man, to follow her husband into war. She was discovered, sent home, and died in the worldwide flu epidemic, while John Carter was still overseas.

While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker.

The Vaudeville Actress Who Refused To Be A Stereotype

While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker.

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

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