In late eighteenth century England, Dido Elizabeth Belle is born to a white British admiral and a black Caribbean slave. Although the admiral's wealthy family is appalled, custom dictates that they raise Dido as an aristocrat. Britain's imposing Lord Mansfield is both Dido's uncle and the family patriarch and demands that she respects both the law and the social codes of her station. She is a lady, but an embarrassment. How will she ever find a husband?
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