Theodora: a woman in power

In 2018, properties across the National Trust are marking 100 years of women first gaining the right to vote. At Ickworth, we are celebrating the wider role women have played in shaping the estate; specifically the role of Lady Theodora, the 4th Marchioness of Bristol.

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Introducing Theodora, 4th Marchioness of Bristol (1875-1957) 

Introducing Theodora: the last mistress of Ickworth. Discover the woman behind the title.

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Theodora's Legacy 

With her vast wealth and new thinking, Theodora set about transforming Ickworth into the place we see today.