A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley

By Cathy Hartley

This reference e-book, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 remarkable British ladies from Boudicca to Barbara fort, is an soaking up checklist of girl fulfillment spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives integrated are these of girls whose paintings took them not directly sooner than the general public and who accordingly performed a right away and demanding function in broadening the horizons of girls. additionally integrated are girls who stimulated occasions in a extra oblique approach: the better halves of kings and politicians, mistresses, women in ready and society hostesses.Originally released because the Europa Biographical Dictionary of British girls, this newly re-worked variation comprises key figures who've died within the final two decades, similar to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

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Other works include The Pastor’s Wife (1914) and Love (1925). de Charms, Elizabeth of the German Garden, 1958. L. Ashby, Dame Margery Corbett (1882–1981) Oustanding figure in the international movement for women’s rights. She was born into a progressive-minded family in Sussex, and educated at home before going on to Newnham College, Cambridge. Corbett, contested East Grinstead for the Liberals; she herself was to be a Liberal candidate on many occasions, became a lecturer for the party on educational and land questions, and was twice President of the Women’s Liberal Federation.

Not long after Wilfrid’s departure she became ill with a tumour under her jaw and died. On her orders she was buried in a wooden coffin in the nuns’ cemetery. Sixteen years later, however, Sexburga, who had succeeded her as abbess, translated her corpse, amid many miracles, to a new stone coffin. Her body was translated a second time in 1106. O. ), Liber Eliensis, Camden Series 3, vol. 92, 1962. C. Aguilar, Grace (1816–47) Writer. She was born in Hackney, London, into a family of SpanishJewish origin and, owing to her frail health, was educated at home.

So too did her personal qualities—calmness, determination, and a heightened sense of professional courtesy. Throughout her life she supported the women’s movement, deviating only in her support of the Contagious Diseases Acts. Apart from a brief flirtation with the militant Suffragette organization, the WSPU, between 1908 and 1911, she was in favour of constitutional suffrage as voiced by her sister Millicent FAWCETT. Most of her later years were spent in Aldeburgh, where she followed her father and husband as mayor, being the first woman in Britain to hold that office.

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