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Lady Rosamond Churchill
Born in 1862, Lady Rosamond Churchill was the daughter of John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough and Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane. Lady Rosamond was the Sister of the Right. Hon. Lord Randolph Churchill and aunt to the Right. Hon. Winston Leonard Churchill. She married the Hon. Reginald Fellowes, and the letter from Lord Beaconsfield was written on the day of her engagement.
Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield
Born in 1804 Benjamin Disraeli was the son of Isaac D'Israeli and Maria Basevi. In 1832 Disraeli stood for Parliament for the first time as an Independant Radical at a by-election in Wycombe, but failed to be elected. He had to wait until the General Election in 1837, following the accession of Queen Victoria, before being elected MP for Maidstone, standing as a Conservative. In August 1839 he married Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis. In 1852 when Lord Derby was elected Prime Minister, Disraeli was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer. In 1867 he was elected Prime Minister, commenting "I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole", however the Liberals won a General Election the following year. Disraeli resigned as Prime Minister and asked the Queen to give a peerage to his wife, she was created Viscountess Beaconsfield, a title she was to enjoy only briefly as she died two years later. The General Election of 1874 saw another victory for the Conservatives and Disraeli became Prime Minister for the second time. In 1876 Disraeli made his last speech in the House of Commons and was created Earl of Beaconsfield. On 19th April 1881 Disraeli died and was buried at his home at Hughenden.
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