There is a new film coming soon (Belle) inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first black woman to be introduced to high society in Georgian times.  Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an African woman known as Belle.

There is a new film coming soon (Belle) inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first black woman to be introduced to high society in Georgian times. Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an African woman known as Belle.

Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was the daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved African woman known as Maria Belle. Dido was recognised by her father and raised by his family in Scotland receiving the most complete education for a lady of her time.

Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was the daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved African woman known as Maria Belle. Dido was recognised by her father and raised by his family in Scotland receiving the most complete education for a lady of her time.

feminhistory:  Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;  Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabet...

feminhistory: Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779; Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabet...

Admiral Sir John Lindsay KB (1737 – 4 June 1788) was a British naval officer of the 18th century, and the father of Dido Elizabeth Belle.

Admiral Sir John Lindsay KB (1737 – 4 June 1788) was a British naval officer of the 18th century, and the father of Dido Elizabeth Belle.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

LANDSCAPE / HARDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY: STEVE ROUSSEAU / John Lindsay Mayer Landscape Architect, Inc.

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