Hero or vil­lain?

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Hero­ism

El­iz­a­beth was a strong woman liv­ing in a man’s world who climbed the so­cial lad­der with shrewd love af­fairs – but she did it all for her son.

Vil­lainy

Af­ter caus­ing many scan­dals in her youth, she used her niece to marry Byron, end Caro­line Lamb’s ob­ses­sion with the poet and res­cue Wil­liam Lamb’s rep­u­ta­tion.

legacy

A high so­ci­ety leg­end and lit­er­ary in­spi­ra­tion, one of her sons served as prime min­is­ter and a daugh­ter, Emily, mar­ried an­other prime min­ster, Lord Palm­s­teron.

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