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Chapter 37 – How Things Were Arranged

Duchess of Omnium

The Duchess of Omnium is one of the guests at Mistletoe during Arabella’s visit.  The Duchess features prominently in Trollope’s Palliser series.  Born Glencora MacCluskie, she marries Plantagenet Palliser, who becomes the Duke of Omnium when he inherits the title and wealth of his uncle.  Omnium is a Latin word meaning “of all things,” so the duchess’ very title intimates her richness.  [RR 2012]