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Mrs. Jordan's Profession
Mrs Jordan's Profession: The story of a great actress and a future King Claire Tomalin Penguin, 1995 ISBN 0140159231 Dora Jordan (1761-1816) was one of the great British comic actresses of her age, though she is probably better remembered as the mistress of the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV. For about 20 years she and the Duke lived together in a state of domesticity, during which she bore him 10 children, in addition to three she had ha...