She was the daughter of Elizabeth Wriothesley. By her marriage to William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, she is an ancestor to Diana Spencer and Princes William and Harry.
From lisby1's photostream on flickr.
The farthingale, at least in the bulky French and wheel forms, is gone, but hanging sleeves are still in style. Décolletage was definitely in style.
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