The History of Leith

November 10, 2006

The woman who charmed Scotland

SHE was the celebrity beauty of her age, whose charms proved irresistible to men. She married one Scottish duke in a whirlwind of passion, and on his death she married a second.

Now, the portrait that helped turn Elizabeth Gunning, the young Duchess of Hamilton, into an 18th-century icon has been bought for Scotland’s national collection for £603,000. for more click here

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