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The Resource Belle : the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, Paula Byrne

Belle : the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, Paula Byrne

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Belle : the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
Title
Belle
Title remainder
the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
Statement of responsibility
Paula Byrne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. 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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, Paula
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belle, Dido Elizabeth
  • Mansfield, William Murray
  • Mansfield, William Murray
  • Racially mixed people
  • Slaves
  • Illegitimate children
  • Antislavery movements
  • Nobility
  • England
Label
Belle : the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, Paula Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
The Girl in the Picture -- The Captain -- The Slave -- The White Stuff -- "Silver-Tongued Murray" -- The Adopted Daughters -- Black London -- Mansfield the Moderniser -- Enter Granville Sharp -- The Somerset Ruling -- The Merchant of Liverpool -- A Riot in Bloomsbury -- A Visitor from Boston -- The Zong Massacre -- Gregson v. Gilbert -- Changes at Kenwood -- The Anti-Saccharites -- Mrs. John Davinier -- Appendix: Jane Austen's Mansfield Connection
Control code
37563695
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780062310774
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37563695
  • (Sirsi) 37563695
Label
Belle : the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, Paula Byrne
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
The Girl in the Picture -- The Captain -- The Slave -- The White Stuff -- "Silver-Tongued Murray" -- The Adopted Daughters -- Black London -- Mansfield the Moderniser -- Enter Granville Sharp -- The Somerset Ruling -- The Merchant of Liverpool -- A Riot in Bloomsbury -- A Visitor from Boston -- The Zong Massacre -- Gregson v. Gilbert -- Changes at Kenwood -- The Anti-Saccharites -- Mrs. John Davinier -- Appendix: Jane Austen's Mansfield Connection
Control code
37563695
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780062310774
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37563695
  • (Sirsi) 37563695

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