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Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson (née Spencer-Churchill)

(1865-1929), War correspondent; wife of Gordon Chesney Wilson; daughter of 7th Duke of Marlborough

Sitter in 9 portraits
Lady Sarah Wilson was the daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and notably became the first female war correspondent when she reported on the Siege of Mafeking for the Daily Mail during the Boer War in 1899. Her husband Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Chesney Wilson was aide-de-camp to Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, the commanding officer at Mafeking. The young Winston Churchill, nephew to Lady Wilson, was also a war correspondent before achieving office as British Prime Minister (1940-5 and 1951-5).

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Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson (née Spencer-Churchill) as Madame de Pompadour, by John Thomson, photogravure by  Walker & Boutall - NPG Ax41166

Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson (née Spencer-Churchill) as Madame de Pompadour

by John Thomson, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41166

Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson (née Spencer-Churchill), published by Ogden's - NPG x197222

Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson (née Spencer-Churchill)

published by Ogden's
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1900
NPG x197222

Members of the Marlborough House Set, by David Knights-Whittome - NPG x8466

Members of the Marlborough House Set

by David Knights-Whittome
dry-plate glass negative, 10-17 September 1906
NPG x8466

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