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Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

(1932-), Writer

Sitter in 18 portraits
Historian, novelist and biographer. Her publications range from scholarly biographies, such as Mary, Queen of Scots (1969) and Marie Antoinette (2001) to detective fiction. She has won many awards, including the Wolfson History prize for The Weaker Vessel (1984), her study of seventeenth-century women. Fraser married the playwright Harold Pinter in 1980. She was awarded the Historical Association's Norton Medlicott Medal for services to history in 2000 and was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011.

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'The Pakenham family', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80942

'The Pakenham family'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 June 1937
NPG x80942

'The Pakenham family', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80943

'The Pakenham family'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 June 1937
NPG x80943

'The Pakenham family', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x80944

'The Pakenham family'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 24 June 1937
NPG x80944

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham), by Madame Yevonde - NPG x131734

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint, 1956
NPG x131734

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham), by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14082

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, September 1956
NPG x14082

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham), by Mark Gerson - NPG x131997

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print from original negative, September 1966
NPG x131997

'Swinging London' Group, by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield - NPG x128489

'Swinging London' Group

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
archival inkjet print, February 1967
NPG x128489

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham), by Mark Gerson - NPG x131998

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, 1972
NPG x131998

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham), by Eva Vermandel - NPG x137229

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Eva Vermandel
C-type colour print, 10 October 2012
NPG x137229

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Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 10 May 1950
NPG x4416

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Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 10 May 1950
NPG x4417

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Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 10 May 1950
NPG x4418

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Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 10 May 1950
NPG x4419

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Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 10 May 1950
NPG x4420

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Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham)

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 10 May 1950
NPG x4421

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