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|Subject: FUN FACT: Countess of Avon Clarissa Spencer-Churchill Eden and PRINCESS DIANA Spencer were very distant cousins through the male line for Clarissa's father Jack Spencer-Churchill (younger brother of Sir Winston) and his distant patrilineal cousin Diana's father, the 8th Earl Spencer John Spencer. -MORE factoids of Clarissa Spencer-Churchill. ...
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Date Posted: Saturday, June 27, 10:41:34pm
In reply to:
's message, "New centenarian Clarissa Eden is the widow of former British Prime Minister Anthony Eden and the niece of Eden's predecessor Sir Winston Churchill." on Saturday, June 27, 09:29:14pm
Clarissa Spencer-Churchill was born in Kensington, England on 28 June 1920, the daughter of Winston Churchill's younger brother
Jack Spencer-Churchill. She travelled to Paris, Tuscany, and London during her studies, and she worked in the Foreign Officer during World War II.
...After the war, she worked for London Films, and she married Foreign Minister Anthony Eden, 23 years her senior, in 1952,
two years after Eden's divorce from his first wife. During Eden's premiership from 1955 to 1957, Clarissa was suspected
of having undue influence behind her husband, and she herself claimed that she felt as if the Suez Canal flowed
through her drawing room during the Suez Crisis. After her husband's resignation, the couple lived in Alvediston,
Wiltshire, where Anthony Eden died in 1977. Clarissa Eden published her memoir in 2007. ...