The Duke of Devonshire by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1811 - William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire KG, PC (1790 – 1858), styled Marquess of Hartington until 1811, was a British peer, courtier and Whig politician. Known as the "Bachelor Duke", he was Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1827 and 1828 and again between 1830 and 1834.

The Duke of Devonshire by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1811 - William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire KG, PC (1790 – 1858), styled Marquess of Hartington until 1811, was a British peer, courtier and Whig politician. Known as the "Bachelor Duke", he was Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1827 and 1828 and again between 1830 and 1834.

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The duchesses of Devonshire have worn this tiara since 1893, when it was created for Louise, Duchess of Manchester (who married the Duke of Devonshire). It contains approximately 1,900 diamonds.

The duchesses of Devonshire have worn this tiara since 1893, when it was created for Louise, Duchess of Manchester (who married the Duke of Devonshire). It contains approximately 1,900 diamonds.

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'The 11th Duke of Devonshire taking a nap in the Lower Library of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, circa 1995' Shot by Christopher Sykes.

'The 11th Duke of Devonshire taking a nap in the Lower Library of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, circa 1995' Shot by Christopher Sykes.

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"The Bachelor Duke" William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The Bachelor Duke" William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The duchesses of Devonshire have worn this tiara since 1893, when it was created for Louise, Duchess of Manchester (who married the Duke of Devonshire). It contains approximately 1,900 diamonds.

The duchesses of Devonshire have worn this tiara since 1893, when it was created for Louise, Duchess of Manchester (who married the Duke of Devonshire). It contains approximately 1,900 diamonds.

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The Duke of Devonshire, painted in Rome by Pompeo Batoni, 1768 - William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748 – 1811) was a British aristocrat & politician. He was the eldest son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire by his wife the heiress Lady Charlotte Boyle, suo jure Baroness Clifford, who brought in considerable money & estates to the Cavendish family. He was Lord High Treasurer of Ireland & Governor of Cork, and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.

The Duke of Devonshire, painted in Rome by Pompeo Batoni, 1768 - William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748 – 1811) was a British aristocrat & politician. He was the eldest son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire by his wife the heiress Lady Charlotte Boyle, suo jure Baroness Clifford, who brought in considerable money & estates to the Cavendish family. He was Lord High Treasurer of Ireland & Governor of Cork, and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.

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Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s Peeress’s Robes, worn at the Coronation of H.M. The Queen in 1953, possibly late 18th century with later alterations, Chatsworth  (Click through for more information)

Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s Peeress’s Robes, worn at the Coronation of H.M. The Queen in 1953, possibly late 18th century with later alterations, Chatsworth (Click through for more information)

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The Devonshire Intaglio Parure was commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire for Countess Granville, the wife of his nephew, to wear in Moscow at the coronation of Tsar Alexander II in 1856. It consists of seven pieces of jewellery (including a bracelet, bandeau, comb, coronet, stomacher, necklace and diadem), all of which are set with a major part of the 2nd Duke of Devonshire's collection of eighty-eight cameos and intaglios.

The Devonshire Intaglio Parure was commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire for Countess Granville, the wife of his nephew, to wear in Moscow at the coronation of Tsar Alexander II in 1856. It consists of seven pieces of jewellery (including a bracelet, bandeau, comb, coronet, stomacher, necklace and diadem), all of which are set with a major part of the 2nd Duke of Devonshire's collection of eighty-eight cameos and intaglios.

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Chatsworth - where my son learned to ride his bike and where we fed chickens with the Duchess...

Chatsworth - where my son learned to ride his bike and where we fed chickens with the Duchess...

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