County’s wealthiest woman was a champion of the poor


She was the daughter of a Derbyshire Baronet who went on to become one of the wealthiest women in Victorian England – and champion of the poor. Fiona Stubbs looks at the remarkable life of Angela Burdett-Coutts.

AS a young girl, playing in the grounds of her family’s Derbyshire country residence, little could Angela Burdett have imagined the extraordinary path her life would take…