Burdett Coutts, Baroness Angela Georgina

Born: 
1814
Died: 
1906
Title: 
Baroness
Forenames: 
Angela Georgina
Surname: 
Burdett Coutts
Rich woman, patroness of the arts. FH met Ruskin at her house. He also tells the following amusing story about her engagement to a much younger man:

Prince Edward, it was said, was asked by the Queen to remonstrate with the old lady. But she met him by saying that she could not make her dear boy unhappy. "He is head over heels in love with me, you know" she said. The Prince could only smile and perhaps repeat the British saying under his breath: "No fool like an old fool".

The next week after the marriage Corlett published the announcement in The Pink 'Un, and underneath in large letters. this:

AN ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM: How many times does twenty-seven go into sixty-eight and what is there over?

Sources: 
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