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Meet the guides who will illuminate the history and people from Bath's past
La Duquesa Alfreda Garcia de Alba de Manresa y de Bon Bon
La “Duquesa” or the “Dutch” as Mr Knightly calls her is a 3 times widowed Spanish Duchess from
Madrid. ( or so she says) She has married and been widowed 3 times (at least that she can remember !) and has come to Bath to take the waters for her gout ( She loves drinking Madeira wine and Port and is partial to a bit of Jav’is ( Harveys) Bristol Cream. Her plan is to be acquainted with husband number 4 !
She was a beauty in her youth (Some people called her LA MAJA or her Majesty )and she has acquired several titles and a fortune along the way. Her lineage and parentage are a mystery which fortunately she manages to keep secret.
She is accompanied this season by her niece, the demure and fetching Maria Teresa ( Maite) Garcia Garcia who she wishes to present to Bath Society to find a suitable young husband and acquire a better name ! .
Her 2nd cousin ( who she has twice tried to remove) Francesca Garcia Navarro de Pena has unexpectedly arrived in Bath on a short visit on her Grand tour of Europe. She too wishes to be presented to Bath Society for the season and be there as chaperone to the young Maite Garcia , hopefully wishing to secure herself an appropriate suitor from the many attentions that young Maite is receiving
Doña Francisca Serafina Del Pozo
Doña Francisca Serafina Del Pozo, from the desirous Province of Granada, Andalucia, is a Second Cousin of the Esteemed La Duquesa Alfreda.
Dona Francisca is from a long line of Prestigious landowners from the town of El Pozo in the South of Spain who made their Vast Fortune in Olive Oil and the Finest Wine.
She has Unexpectedly arrived in Bath, due to a Storm at Sea during her brother's Grand Tour of Europe. She wishes to be Presented to Bath Society for the Season by being Present as chaperone to the young Maite Garcia. She hopes in Earnest, that in this Mode she will secure herself an appropriate Suitor from the Many Attentions that the young Maite is currently receiving.
Sir Bartholemew Fox
The Eccentric Sir Bartholemew Fox of Burrow Manor from the County of Devonshire, may Very Well belong to the Upper Echelons of Society but his Infamous Reputation supersedes his Rank and any remaining Social Standing. Well versed in the Classics, Philosophy and Bawdy double entendres, his numerous social faux pas are Eclipsed by his Gregarious Character and unparalleled Punctuality. His favourite past-times include billiards by Night, Horse-Riding at Dawn and indulging in Perpetual Drunken Claptrap. Found to be Pompous to some; Wildly Charismatic to others, his undeniable Wit and Charm will keep you entertained for Several Hours. Often seen Frequenting at the Exquisite City of Bath, he can be usually Spotted Ogling at the Uniformity and Magnificence of the Stone-Work and Mostly can be found mingling with the Finest Unmentionables this South West of Grimsby.
Mr Blunder is a young (ish) entertainer with a knack for bringing the past to life in the present (not literally though, that could get messy). He probably won’t try to seduce anyone. Probably.