Panache Report.com Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta was born into a royal West African dynasty and was orphaned in 1848 when she was five years old. She became the Queen of England's goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She would later marry Captain James Davis (pictured above). He was an extremely rich businessman from Yoruba.
This very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’ by Lucas de Heere was owned by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Lady Jane is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. Caught up in the scheming of various factions at court, the teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in 1554.
1st child of Sara Forbes Bonetta (1843-1880) & James Pinson Labulo Davies (1829-?), godchild of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) & wife of John Randle. Victoria Davies (1863-?) by Camille Silvy in 1862. When Victoria agreed to be her godmother she gave baby Victoria Davies a cup, salver, knife, fork & spoon, all made of gold. The cup was inscribed “To Victoria Davies from her godmother Queen Victoria of Great Britain & Ireland 1863”. Victoria was very proud of her.
Housed in the world famous Plymouth Gin Distillery, the Barbican Kitchen was established in 2006 by the Tanner Brothers, Chris and James. Our aim is to deliver fresh local food at a realistic price. The Barbican Kitchen takes full advantage of the superb larder available to us here in the Westcountry. With the menu showcasing stunning local meats, vegetables and top quality fish from our fantastic network of suppliers. We can cater for all your requirements and don’t forget kids under 5 eat…