GREAT BRITAIN: The Cavendishes & the Kennedys

The matter was most awfully urgent. The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire dashed up to London to see her son, Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, and his stately wife, the Lady Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil. Lady Mary's mother, the Marchioness of Salisbury, thought it wise to come, too. Reluctantly the Duke agreed that he was the one to speak to his headstrong son-&-heir, William John Robert Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington and a Captain in the Coldstream Guards.

The Marquess, 26, proposed to marry an American, a Boston girl named Kathleen Kennedy....

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