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Margaret Emma Alice ('Margot') Asquith (née Tennant), Countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864-1945), Society hostess; second wife of 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith; daughter of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bt

Sitter in 51 portraits
Daughter of the industrialist and politician Sir Charles Tennant, a popular figure in society Margaret was acquainted with many of the leading politicians and thinkers of the day. In 1894 she married the future Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. She was outspoken in her opinions and a strong supporter of the Liberal Party. Fiercely loyal towards her husband, she discussed his political decisions with him throughout his career until he appointed Lloyd George as War Secretary in 1916 against her advice.

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Key to Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1888

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236