The Duchess ★★★★

The lush, sad and beautifully-told true story of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

Georgiana was clearly an intelligent, lively, and ambitious women, trapped by the role expected of her at the time. That role can be boiled down to 'produce sons': that was pretty much it. Somehow out of that she managed eventually to retain some control and an element of doing things on her own terms, but I can't help thinking how much happier she might have been being born two centuries later.