By Cathy Hartley
This reference e-book, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 extraordinary British girls from Boudicca to Barbara fort, is an soaking up checklist of lady fulfillment spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives incorporated are these of girls whose paintings took them ultimately prior to the general public and who as a result performed an immediate and demanding position in broadening the horizons of ladies. additionally integrated are girls who inspired occasions in a extra oblique manner: the other halves of kings and politicians, mistresses, girls in ready and society hostesses.Originally released because the Europa Biographical Dictionary of British girls, this newly re-worked variation contains key figures who've died within the final twenty years, reminiscent of The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
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Recognized as perhaps the most distinguished woman English philosopher ever, Elizabeth Anscombe received numerous honours. In 1967 she was elected Fellow of the British Academy, and also became a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Warnock, Women Philosophers, 1996. L. A Historical dictionary of British women 34 Anspach, Margravine of See BERKELEY, ELIZABETH. Robertson. She was educated at the North London Collegiate School for Girls and University College, London, and then went on to Newnham College, Cambridge, where she took Firsts in both parts of the Natural Sciences Tripos.
They subsequently moved to Stoke Newington, where she lived until her father’s death in 1822. Apart from a short period spent in Wimbledon, Lucy Aikin spent the rest of her life in Hampstead, where she was buried next to her great friend, the writer Joanna BAILLIE. Lucy Aikin’s literary career began when she was seventeen, but her first important publication was the verse Epistles on Women, which appeared in 1810. This was followed in 1814 by her only work of fiction, Lorimer, A Tale. But it was with her historical works that she gained a literary reputation: Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, 1818; Memoirs of the Court of James I, 1822; Memoirs of the Court of Charles I, 1833; and The Life of Addison, 1843.
Sometime in the 1530s she married John Ashley, a cousin of Anne Boleyn, and became governess to Anne’s daughter, the Princess Elizabeth, who called her Kat. After the death of Henry VIII, Elizabeth and Katherine lived in the household of Thomas Seymour and his wife Katherine PARR, and there Katherine Ashley seems to have encouraged a flirtation between Seymour and Elizabeth. After Katherine Parr’s death in 1548 this led to secret marriage plans, and the subsequent imprisonment of Katherine. Seymour was executed in 1549 but nothing was proved against Elizabeth, who remained loyal to her imprisoned servants, demanding of Protector Somerset that they should be returned to her.
A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley