A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley

By Cathy Hartley

This reference ebook, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 outstanding British ladies from Boudicca to Barbara fortress, is an soaking up list of woman success spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives integrated are these of ladies whose paintings took them ultimately prior to the general public and who for that reason performed a right away and significant position in broadening the horizons of ladies. additionally integrated are ladies who prompted occasions in a extra oblique manner: the better halves of kings and politicians, mistresses, girls in ready and society hostesses.Originally released because the Europa Biographical Dictionary of British ladies, this newly re-worked version contains key figures who've died within the final twenty years, comparable to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

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The Count died in 1910 and in 1916 she married the second Earl Russell, brother of Bertrand Russell, but they separated in 1919. She remarked that perhaps husbands never altogether agreed with her! Her novels became more serious; Vera (1921), for example, reflected the misery she felt at the failure of her second marriage. However, Enchanted April (1923) almost recaptured the insouciance of her early work and was a best-seller in America. Two more novels, The Jasmine Tree (1934) and Mr Skeffington (1940), were American Book-of-the-Month Club choices.

After much cajoling on Æthelthryth’s part, Ecgfrith reluctantly agreed to A Historical dictionary of British women 18 allow her to receive the veil from Wilfrid and to enter his aunt ÆBBE’s foundation at Coldingham in 672. This history of non-consummation may be true; or it may represent no more than an excuse used by Ecgfrith to justify a divorce. He is said to have changed his mind a year later, so that Æthelthryth was forced to flee from the monastery. A miraculous flood prevented Ecgfrith from following her, and she made her way, with two companions, to East Anglia, disguised as a pilgrim; they stopped at Alftham, where she built a church, and at a place that became known as Ætheldredestowe after her staff took root there.

On her deathbed her refusal to appoint either of them as chief minister ensured the Hanoverian succession and the supremacy of the Whigs during the next two reigns. Trevelyan, England in the Reign of Queen Anne 1935. G. Anne of Bohemia (1366–94) Richard II’s queen, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. Anne was highly educated before her marriage in 1382 to the young King Richard II. Although there were no identifiable artists or craftsmen in her A Historical dictionary of British women 30 German entourage, she is generally regarded as having introduced Rhenish and Bohemian art to England.

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