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William Cavendish, Duke Of Devonshire

William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, who married the lively socialite Georgiana Spencer, was a reserved and distant man. Here’s how Whig politician Nathaniel Wraxhall describes him: “Constitutional apathy formed his distinguished characteristic. His figure was tall and manly, though not animated or graceful, his manners, always calm and unruffled. He seemed to be incapable

Georgiana Spencer Marries The Duke Of Devonshire

News that the Duke of Devonshire, one of the wealthiest bachelors in England, was to marry the beautiful and charming Georgiana Spencer spread fast and created quite a sensation. The wedding was very publicized and, fearing the church would be crowded with curious onlookers, the bride’s parents decided to keep the ceremony secret. So secret