Eleanor Rose Dashwood
Born: 6th May 1793
Birthplace: Born in Leicestershire and raised in Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Martial Status: Single
Education: Well-educated and speaks different languages including Hindi and Bengali
Top Row: Lord Charles and the late Lady Emma Dashwood, Bottom Row: William, Marcus, Mattias, Robert and Eleanor
General Charles Edward Dashwood, 5th Duke of Hereford
About Eleanorís father: Lord Charles Dashwood, Lord Advisor and General retired
Lady Emma (nee Musgrove) Dashwood *deceased*
My beloved Parents' wedding portrait in the Spring of 1769. What a lovely couple. They were so in love. *sigh*
Their Issues (Children):
William Dashwood, Colonel of the 16th Light Cavalry and is married and living in India.
Matthias Dashwood, Major of the 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) married and is living in India.
Marcus Dashwood, Captain of the 1st Bengal Lancers (Calvary Unit stationed in India).
Robert Dashwood, Captain serving with the Royal Engineers (Stationed at Kolkata, India)
Eleanor Rose Dashwood
Close friends or Family
My Uncle, Lord James Upchurch, the present 7th Duke of Leeds and his lovely wife, my Aunt, Lady Clarissa Upchurch. Lady Clarissa (nee Musgrove) Upchurch is Eleanor's godmother and also her late mother's older sister.
Captain Sean Travers of the 44th Regiment of Foot (King's Guards) aka Les Diables Noir (Black Devils) and a love interest of Lady Eleanor Dashwood
Lady Charlotte Kinsey. Lady Charlotte first met Lady Eleanor Dashwood in Bath at one of the Evening Assembly. They became fast friends.
The Biography of Eleanor Rose Dashwood
My name is Eleanor Dashwood, I am the youngest and only daughter amongst five children of well-respected and well-known parents, my father Lord Charles Dashwood, General of the 33rd Regiment of Foot (British Army) served in India under the British East India Company for over twenty years and rose through the ranks from Ensign to General in short amount of time. My mother, Lady Emma Dashwood (nee Upchurch), may god rest her soul, the youngest daughter of Duke and Duchess of Hereford. A match was arranged by both sets of parents' of either family. It was funny how things work out in arrange marriage. My parents married soon after my father, a Lieutenant arrived back from India.
As the years followed my four elder brothers were born year apart and then myself was born in 1793; when my father was serving in India. As my brothers and I grew up and educated, I noticed that my elder brothers began to follow in my fatherís footsteps and went into British Army. Each started under my fatherís regiment the 33rd Regiment of Foot. My father then soon got word that he is being transferred to Kolkata (Calcutta) India with his regiment, which means the entire family was uprooted and sailed to Kolkata, India.
As for myself, I was born and raised in England for a short time before moving to India with my entire family when I was six months old, and it was within that six months peropd that my beloved mother passed away. My family was stationed in Kolkata with the British Army and their families along with Indians that were living in the area. It is living in Kolkata, that I began to learn about people that live in Kolkata ranging from their customs and traditions. I am considered to be a true English beauty with long golden wavy hair, haunting blue-gray eyes and creamy tan and flawless complexion also dressed in a finery of a noble family. Iím caring, passionate, as well being outspoken individual, of which I need at times to hold my tongue.
During my growing up years in this beautiful country of India, my Indian nanny Madhur as well as her husband, my tutor Sahir, both have taught me so much about their country and their people that I felt more drawn towards the Indians and their cause. Little did I know that I would be helping them behind my fatherís back. My nanny, Madhur Sanji is Aunt to my Hindustani friend, Avanti Sanji and along with Avantiís help I began train in secret to wield a sword for the I have become quite excellent swordsman as well as horseman. It was something that my Indian friend, Avanti and her family has helped me at a young age and it is not customary for an English woman to learn how to use a weapon.
After living in India for ten years, my father received orders to return to England and I decided to go back to England with him. It has been 10 years since I left England and most of my family or should say... my mother's family had a country estate just outside of London and this is where I'll be staying while my father is in London.
In the ~ Vices and Virtue ~ Novel
Eleanor travels with her father, General Dashwood back to England. With her father in London on the matters of state. Eleonor travels to Bath with her uncle, Lord James and her aunt, Lady Clarssia Upchurch for the season. Since Eleanor have never been to Bath before.
What adventure awaits me in Bath?
Who will I meet?
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