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Margot Asquith

Society figure and wit

Great-great granddaughter of the chemist Charles Tennant. She was one of the star­ring figures in London society of her day, and a great talker and wit. When the actress Jean Harlow mispronounced her first name, Margot corrected her: ‘The “t” is silent, as in “Harlow”.’ She said of Kitchener, whom she disliked, that if he was not a great man, he was, at least, a great poster. Margot married Herbert Asquith, later Liberal Prime Minister.