Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1814-1906
Digital or visual media
Oulton, C. 2022. Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1814-1906.
Angela Burdett was the daughter of Sir Francis Burdett and his wife Sophia (whose father was Thomas Coutts the banker). Angela’s accession to the fabulous Coutts fortune, as well as the family name, in 1837 led to her becoming one of the most admired as well as one of the most generous philanthropists of her time. It also coincided with the still more memorable coronation of another wealthy young woman, Princess Victoria. Burdett-Coutts – or Miss Coutts, as she was often known – would become the intimate friend (although rejected suitor) of the considerably older Duke of Wellington, whom she visited on several occasions at Walmer Castle. For many years she also worked closely with Dickens on his ‘home for homeless women’ in London.
Biography for Kent Maps Online.
|Keywords||Angela Burdett-Coutts; Victorian women; History; Kent|
|Web address (URL)||https://kent-maps.online/19c/19c-burdett-coutts-biography/|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||11 Aug 2022|
File Access Level
0views this month
0downloads this month