Cavendish-Ponsonby-Crewe network

An interconnected, late-eighteenth-century network of fashionable hostesses and political figures Frances Anne (née Greville) Crewe, Lady Crewe; Henrietta (née Spencer) Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough; and Henrietta’s sister Georgiana (née Spencer) Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Their activities were centred in multiple locations, including London (Devonshire House), Bath, and various country seats. Literary and personal connections included Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Charles James Fox, the Burney family, and Crewe’s mother Frances Greville.

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