Stevenson, Frances ___ 1888-1972 ___ British ___ teacher

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Frances was born in London, and educated at Clapham High School and Royal Holloway College. After working as a teacher at a boarding school in Wimbledon, she went to work, in 1911, for Lloyd George, then the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to coach his youngest daughter Megan. Soon after joining the household, she began an affair with Lloyd George, one which which would last all his life. Over time, she became a considerable power in the Lloyd George household. She accompanied Lloyd George to Italy after the Caporetto disaster, for example, and she was responsible for organising the building of their country home at Churt in Surrey. In 1929, she gave birth to a daughter Jennifer. During the 1930s, she organised Lloyd George's extensive archive which was necessary for the drafting of the war memoirs. After the death of his first wife, Lloyd George married Frances, but he too was to die within a couple of years. Thereafter, Frances continued to live at Churt involved in an array of projects aimed at perpetuating her late husband's name and memory.
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1914-1936 ___ family domestic political people

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Lloyd George: A Diary
 

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