In the late 18th century, Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler, also known as the Ladies of Llangollen, abandoned their life in the upper tiers of Irish society and made a home for themselves in Wales. And they became rather famous in the process.
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- Bell, Mrs. G.H., editor. "The Hamwood Papers of the Ladies of Llangollen." MacMillian and Co., Ltd. 1930.
- O'Donnell, Leanne, producer. "An Extraordinary Affair." RTE Radio 1. 4/30/2011. http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2011/0428/646686-radio-documentary-an-extraordinary-affair-first-lesbians-ladies-of-llangollen/