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[KINDLE] ❁ As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil: The Impossible Life of Mary Benson By Rodney Bolt – 19th-century.co Young Minnie Sidgwick was just twelve years old when her cousin twenty three year old Edward Benson proposed to her in 1853 Edward went on to become Archbishop of Canterbury and little Minnie as Mary Young Minnie Sidgwick was just twelve years old when her cousin twenty three year old Edward Benson proposed to her in 1853 Edward went on to become Archbishop of Canterbury and little Minnie as Mary Benson to preside over Lambeth Palace and a social world that ranged from Tennyson and Browning to foreign royalty and ueen Victoria herself Prime Minister William Gladstone called her 'the cleverest woman in Europe' Yet Mrs Benson's most intense relationships were not with her husband and his associates but with other women When the Archbishop died Mary 'Ben' to her intimates turned down.

An offer from the ueen to live at Windsor and set up home in a Jacobean manor house with her friend Lucy Tait She remained at the heart of her family of fiercely eccentric and 'unpermissably gifted' children each as individual as herself They knew Henry James Oscar Wilde and Gertrude Bell Arthur wrote the words for 'Land of Hope and Glory'; Fred became a hugely successful author his Mapp and Lucia novels still have a cult following; and Maggie a renowned Egyptologist But none of them was 'the marrying sort' and such a rackety family seemed destined for disruption Maggie tried to kill.

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  1. Isobel Isobel says:

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