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Anna Leonowens (1834–1915)

Anna Edwards was born in India in 1834, the daughter of a cabinetmaker who died three months before her birth. Her mother then remarried to officer in the Engineers who sent Anna and her sister, Eliza, to a school in England. The girls returned to India as teenagers and Anna escaped her stepfather's plans to marry her to a man twice her age by ... See full bio »

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 1999 Anna and the King (diaries)
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(book): "The English Governess At The Siamese Court". (1860)

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Portrayals | See more »
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Decided that Siam was no place to raise a girl so she sent her daughter Avis away to school and took only her son Louis with her when she went to the Siamese court to become governess to the King of Siam's children. See more »

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