History of women in 100 objects: Lady Curzon's Peacock Dress

At the centre of the Delhi Durbar (1902 1903) to mark Edward V11 coronation as King and Emperor of India was the Coronation Ball with 4,000 guests. When Lady Curzon, wife of the Viceroy of India, entered she was spectacular and beautiful figure, almost six feet tall wearing elaborate and expensive dress designed to accentuate this and signify Britain’s imperial greatness. It was reported that there was an audible gasp as she entered the room.  

Keywords: Worcester, Lady Curzon's Peacock Dress, Women, 19th Century

In Women, Worcestershire,

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Professor Maggie Andrews

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Simon Russell, IDM Media

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Professor Maggie Andrews

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