Correspondence of Olivia Serres

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Olivia Serres (April 3, 1772 - November 21, 1834), known as Olive, was a British painter and writer. She is also known as an English impostor, who claimed the title of Princess Olive of Cumberland. She claimed to be the natural daughter of Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland, who was the younger brother of King George III. She was imprisoned for debt on several occasions.