Angela Burdett Coutts, Philanthropist, 1814-1906

Diana Orton introduces the lady described by the Prince of Wales as, ‘after my mother, the most remarkable woman in the Kingdom.’

Throughout the reign of Queen Victoria, Angela Burdett-Coutts was one of the best-known personalities in the country - and one of the best-known Englishwomen in the world.

King Edward VII, while Prince of Wales, once described her as ‘after my mother, the most remarkable woman in the kingdom.’ A brief study of her life confirms the truth of this statement. Her energy was prodigious; her generosity almost unlimited.

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