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Anne Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon ( née Spencer-Churchill; 28 June 1920 – 15 November 2021) was an English memoirist and centenarian. She was the wife of Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon, who served as 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, before ...
- 15 November 2021 (aged 101), London, England
- Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1955–1957)
Nov 16, 2021 · Clarissa Eden, British Countess and Political Influencer, Dies at 101 The iconoclastic niece of Winston Churchill, she was married to Prime Minister Anthony Eden, who was at the helm during the ...
Nov 28, 2021 · Only after Eden died did Clarissa resume her London life, the opera and theatre and her more Bohemian friends. She even took to deep sea diving and, while on the ocean bed, would swim with her air bottle strapped to her back and carrying a stick. She was fiercely protective of Eden’s memory.
Oct 25, 2007 · Clarissa Eden was born Clarissa Churchill in 1920, the daughter of Winston Churchill’s younger brother Jack and Lady Gwendeline Bertie, known as ‘Goonie’. Her upbringing and education were typical for an upper-class girl of that time.
In 1955, at the astonishingly young age of 34, Clarissa Eden entered No. 10 Downing Street as the wife of the new Prime Minister, Anthony Eden. Born Clarissa Churchill in 1920, her uncle was the great Winston, and when she married the 55-year-old Eden, then Foreign Secretary, at Caxton Hall register office in 1952, there were crowds as big as the gathering that had cheered Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding's wedding there six months earlier.
Nov 23, 2021 · But the late Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon, centenarian, and wife of Anthony Eden, once had something far more shocking than Maggie Smith or a couple of corpses in hers. She memorably claimed in 1956 that she ‘felt sometimes that the Suez Canal was flowing through my drawing room’ during her husband’s infamous Egyptian imbroglio.
A Memoir by Clarissa Eden, born a Churchill and a Prime Minister's wife at the age of 34. In 1955, at the astonishingly young age of 34, Clarissa Eden entered No. 10 Downing Street as the wife of the new Prime Minister, Anthony Eden.