Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice.
The illegitimate daughter of a captain in the Royal Navy and an enslaved African woman, Dido Belle was raised by her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, a leading opponent of slavery. The portrait he commissioned of his two wards, Dido and her white cousin, Elizabeth, shocked 18th century England. Byrne applies her considerable writing skills to this bio that tells the true story behind the 2014 film. Harper Perennial. Paper. NEW. $12.00