The Dowager Countess of Avon
|Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|
6 April 1955 – 10 January 1957
|Preceded by||Clementine Churchill|
|Succeeded by||Lady Dorothy Macmillan|
28 June 1920
Cromwell Road, Kensington, England
|Died||15 November 2021(aged 101)|
Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon
(m. 1952; died 1977)
|Relations||Lord Randolph Churchill (grandfather)|
Lady Randolph Churchill (grandmother)
Sir Winston Churchill (uncle)
The Baroness Spencer-Churchill (aunt)
Diana Churchill, Randolph Churchill, The Baroness Audley, Marigold Churchill and The Baroness Soames (cousins)
John Spencer-Churchill (brother)
|Parents||John Strange Spencer-Churchill (1880–1947)|
Lady Gwendoline Bertie (1885–1941)
Anne Clarissa Eden, Dowager Countess of Avon (née Spencer-Churchill; 28 June 1920 – 15 November 2021) was the widow of Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (1897–1977), who was British Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957.
She married Eden in 1952, becoming Lady Eden in 1954 when he was made a Knight of the Garter, and then becoming Countess of Avon in 1961 on her husband's elevation to the peerage. She is also the niece of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
Her memoir, sub-titled From Churchill to Eden, was published in 2007 under the name of Clarissa Eden.
References[change | change source]
- Braasch, John W. (November 2003). "Anthony Eden's (Lord Avon) Biliary Tract Saga". Ann. Surg. 238 (5): 772–775. doi:10.1097/01.sla.0000094443.60313.da. PMC 1356158. PMID 14578742.
- The Countess of Avon, intellectual and independent-minded widow of the prime minister Anthony Eden and niece of Winston Churchill – obituary (subscription needed)