[Milton-L] Milton and Lady Di?

Margaret Thickstun mthickst at hamilton.edu
Fri Sep 7 12:09:47 EDT 2007

She would have to be a collateral descendant, because it is my memory 
that Lady Alice either never married or married past child-bearing age.  
I'll see if I can dredge up that information.

Christopher Baker wrote:
> Is it possible that Princess Diana (Lady Diana Frances Spencer) was a descendant of Alice Spencer, Countess of Derby, for whom "Arcades" was written?  I have done some looking in the DNB, but there do not seem to be any connections there.  If there were a distant link, it would be an interesting tidbit to mention to students.
> Thanks,
> Christopher Baker
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Margaret Olofson Thickstun
Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English
Hamilton College
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