Knowledge Identifier: +Barbara_Cartland
Born in 1901.
Countries: United Kingdom (68%), Ireland (11%), Germany (5%)
Linked to: Brooklands Museum, Conservative Party, Malvern Girls' College, National Association of Health
Their daughter, Raine McCorquodale , who Cartland later alleged was the daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent, became "Deb of the Year" in 1947
Although aerotowing for launching gliders first occurred in Germany, she thought of long-distance tows in 1931 and did a 200-mile tow in a two-seater glider
Gerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth - Lord Dartmouth married Raine McCorquodale, the only child of romance novelist, Barbara Cartland and her first husband, Alexander McCorquodale, on 1 July 1948
In 1950, Cartland was accused of plagiarism by author Georgette Heyer, after a reader drew her attention to the apparent borrowing of Heyer's character names, character traits, dialogue and plot points in Cartland's early historical romances
She was married to Alexander George McCorquodale , a British Army officer from Scotland, and heir to a printing fortune, from 1927 to 1933
Diana, Princess of Wales - In 1973, Lord Althorp began a relationship with Raine, Countess of Dartmouth, the only daughter of Alexander McCorquodale and Barbara Cartland
Cartland maintained a long friendship with Lord Mountbatten of Burma, whose 1979 death she said was the "greatest sadness of my life"
In 1991, Cartland was invested by Queen Elizabeth II as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in honour of the author's almost 70 years of literary, political, and social contributions
Cartland was openly critical of Diana's subsequent divorce, though the rift between them was mended shortly before Diana's fatal car crash in Paris in 1997
As head of Cartland Promotions she became one of London's most prominent society figures and one of Britain's most popular media personalities, right up until her death in 2000
Anne Reid - In October 2008, she played the title role in "In Love with Barbara" on BBC Four, a biopic of Barbara Cartland
This collection, released beginning November 27, 2013, includes such backlist titles as "Elizabethan Lover, The Little Pretender, A Ghost in Monte Carlo", and "A Duel of Hearts", which novels were all in circulation at the time Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952