Lady Diana Frances Spencer

Standard Name: Spencer, Lady Diana Frances
Used Form: Diana, Princess of Wales


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Cultural formation Barbara Cartland
BC , English on both sides, claimed to be able to trace her paternal lineage to the fifteenth century and her maternal one to the eleventh. Her biographer, Tim Heald , however, points that her...
Family and Intimate relationships Barbara Cartland
The author's relations with her daughter were sometimes difficult, as she longed for a son and disapproved of Raine's intellectual attitude during her adolescence. Cartland remembered years later: She thought I was unkind because I...
Fictionalization Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
A film about her, The Duchess, released in 2008, centred on the pains and frustrations of her marriage, ignoring her literary though not her political life. Advertising for the film used as tagline There...
politics Mary Wesley
Late in life MW was violently opposed to Thatcher ite conservatism.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Her political involvements were idiosyncratic and partisan. Her charity work for Prisoners of Conscience gave her a recurrent desire to strangle the Home Secretary...
Publishing Hilary Mantel
HM returned to the topic of young, beautiful royal bodies in an article on Princess Diana , entitled The Princess Myth and published just as Diana' sons brought her memory alive on television.
Mantel, Hilary. “The Princess Myth”.
Textual Production Beryl Bainbridge
In spring 2007 she contributed a foreword to the final item in the Guardian newspaper's booklet series of Great speeches of the 20th century: the speech delivered by Earl Spencer at the funeral of...
Textual Production Rosalind Coward
RC published Diana : The Portrait, with a foreword by Nelson Mandela and an introduction by Lady Sarah McCorquodale . It is authorized by the estate of the late princess and by the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund
Textual Production Rosalind Coward
RC planned a book-length study or biography of Nelson Mandela (similar to that of Princess Diana ), but instead she contributed interviews to Mandela: The Authorised Portrait by Mac Maharaj and A. M. Kathrada ...
Textual Production Antonia Fraser
A few years after the high-profile weddings of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and the Duke and Duchess of York , AF 's thriller Your Royal Hostage presented Jemima Shore covering a British royal wedding for tv.
Whitaker’s Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Hilary Mantel
Her protagonist, Alison Harte or Al, is a spiritualist medium. She works in prosaic outer London suburbs, purveying messages of staggeringly banal character from dead relations: the tone is often funny as well as...


30 July 1966: England won the final of the football World...

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30 July 1966

England won the final of the football World Cup, on their home ground at Wembley Stadium in London, beating West Germany 4-2, with a last goal scored in the final minutes of extra time.

29 July 1981: Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer...

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29 July 1981

Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in a famously publicized ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral which was widely billed as fairy-tale.

15 January 1997: During a visit to Angola, Princess Diana...

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15 January 1997

During a visit to Angola, Princess Diana caused a minor political scandal at home by calling for an international ban on landmines, a position seen as out of step with current British government policy.

31 August 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a late-night...

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31 August 1997

Diana, Princess of Wales , died in a late-night car accident in an underpass by the Pont d'Alma in Paris.


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