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Hornsey Film Night: Belle

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Hornsey Film Night: Belle

Time: December 4, 2014 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Hornsey Library
Event Tag: film, free
Posted By: Liz
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2014

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Belle

The film is inspired by the 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle beside her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray at Kenwood House which was commissioned by their great-uncle, William Murray 1st Earl of Mansfield, then Lord Chief Justice of England.

Very little is known about the life of Dido Belle, who was the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of Mansfield's nephew. She was born in the West Indies and entrusted to the care of Mansfield and his wife.

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