Violet Milner, Viscountess Milner

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Violet Georgina Milner, Viscountess Milner (née Maxse; 1872–1958) was an English Edwardian society lady and, later, editor of the political monthly, National Review.


Her father was Admiral Frederick Maxse, and she married first Lord Edward Cecil, son of the British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury. Lady Milner exchanged letters with the British statesman Lord Milner during his time in South Africa and alongside Violet Markham she established the Victoria League in 1901 to promote Milner's imperial vision. Lord Edward died in 1918, and she married Lord Milner on 26 February 1921.[1]

Violet took over as National Review editor after the death of her brother Leopold Maxse in 1932, having supported the publication since he fell ill in 1929.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Cecil, Hugh. "Milner, Violet Georgina". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35039.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

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