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Stanhope, Lady Hester Lucy,

1776–1839, English traveler. Leaving England in 1810, she traveled in the Levant, adopting Eastern male dress and a religion that was a composite of Christianity and Islam. She finally settled among the DruzeDruze
or Druse
, religious community of Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan, with important overseas branches in the Americas and Australia. The religious leadership prefers the name Muwahhidun (Unitarians).
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 of the Lebanon Mts. in an abandoned convent that she rebuilt and fortified. The indigenous population regarded her as a prophetess, as, in time, she came to regard herself; she incited them to resist an Egyptian invasion (1831) of Syria. European travelers, including A. M. L. de Lamartine and A. W. Kinglake, wrote accounts of their visits to her. Her personal physician, C. L. Meryon, recorded her life in Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope (3 vol., 1845) and in Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope (3 vol., 1846).
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Stanhope Street was closed for a number of hours earlier this morning to allow police to conduct enquiries but has now reopened.
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Heard has now filed a defamation lawsuit against Stanhope, 49, and others saying in court papers that the comic "orchestrated a plot to write an article, which falsely accuses plaintiff Amber Heard of 'blackmail' and other criminal behaviour towards her husband".
Stanhope, 49, said: "He told me that day that she'd pull some kind of s*** like this.