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"The Little Jewess" - Frances Braham at Strawberry Hill.

29 September 2021 at 7.30pm

To celebrate European Jewish Days of Culture, Nino Strachey will share personal reflections on the life of her relation Frances Braham (1821-1879). The daughter of an internationally famous Jewish opera singer, Frances married into the Waldegrave family, inheriting Strawberry Hill in 1846.

Notorious in her lifetime for her multiple marriages and political intrigues, Frances grabbed life by the throat. A committed Liberal, she used her money to influence Government. A loyal sibling, she supported her extended Jewish family through the dramatic ups and downs of their operatic careers. As Frances, Countess Waldegrave, she left her mark all over Strawberry Hill – doubling the size of the house and embellishing nearly every room with her distinctive FW initials and Countess’s coronet.

The Braham coat of arms appears alongside the Waldegrave arms, proudly displayed above the entrance gate, and in the stained glass of the Round Room. Drawing on her research into the Braham family, Nino will share new insights from the papers recently acquired by the British Library.

Includes a glass of fizz on arrival and the opportunity to see the Braham Coat of Arms on loan from Nino Strachey

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29 September 2021 at 7.30pm

To celebrate European Jewish Days of Culture, Nino Strachey will share personal reflections on the life of her relation Frances Braham (1821-1879). The daughter of an internationally famous Jewish opera singer, Frances married into the Waldegrave family, inheriting Strawberry Hill in 1846.

Notorious in her lifetime for her multiple marriages and political intrigues, Frances grabbed life by the throat. A committed Liberal, she used her money to influence Government. A loyal sibling, she supported her extended Jewish family through the dramatic ups and downs of their operatic careers. As Frances, Countess Waldegrave, she left her mark all over Strawberry Hill – doubling the size of the house and embellishing nearly every room with her distinctive FW initials and Countess’s coronet.

The Braham coat of arms appears alongside the Waldegrave arms, proudly displayed above the entrance gate, and in the stained glass of the Round Room. Drawing on her research into the Braham family, Nino will share new insights from the papers recently acquired by the British Library.

Includes a glass of fizz on arrival and the opportunity to see the Braham Coat of Arms on loan from Nino Strachey