On November 19, 1885, Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery, died, at Dalmeny House, in Scotland, at the age of 39. As the only child of Meyer de Amschel Rothschild and the wife of a future prime minister of the United Kingdom, Primrose was in her day the wealthiest woman in Britain, and an astute political observer who, while she lived, played a key role in advancing her husband’s career.