Who Do You Think You Are? is a programme on BBC1 which helps celebrities to trace their roots and this week’s episode was particularly fascinating for those of us who enjoy tales of women doing well in business against the odds.
It followed the story of actress, Alex Kingston, famous for her portrayal of strong, feisty women on the small screen and herself now a single mother trying to support herself and her child.
Looking back through her ancestors, she came upon Nan, her great grandmother, who was widowed when her husband was killed
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