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The Duchess is a character Alice meets in Chapter Six Pig and Pepper and again in Chapter Nine The Mock Turtle's Storyin Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She is described as being "very ugly" and "savage." In Chapter Six she is quite brutal and violent but in Chapter Nine she is in a better mood and famously spends much of her conversation with Alice finding morals in things. She is an enemy to the Queen of Hearts and in between chapters six and nine, she is sent to prison for boxing the Queen's ears. She is also the owner of the Cheshire Cat.

It is thought that Tenniel's illustration of the Duchess may well be based on Quentin Matysys' painting Ugly Duchess, which pupports to be a painting of the notoriously unattractive Duchess Margeret of Carinthia and Tyrol (although the painting was made two hundred years after she was alive.) See related links below.

Those who adhere to the idea that Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a metaphor for the War of the Roses believe that the Duchess represents Elanor, Duchess of Gloucester who was an enemy of the Lancastrian Queen Margeret, wife of Henry VI, who is thought to be represnted by the Queen of Hearts.

The Duchess does not appear in Disney's 1951 animated film nor Tim Burton's 2010 movie.

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