By Cathy Hartley
This reference e-book, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 amazing British girls from Boudicca to Barbara fortress, is an soaking up list of girl success spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives incorporated are these of ladies whose paintings took them in a roundabout way ahead of the general public and who hence performed an instantaneous and demanding position in broadening the horizons of girls. additionally integrated are girls who encouraged occasions in a extra oblique method: the better halves of kings and politicians, mistresses, women 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, similar to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
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Allen, Mary (Sophia) (1878–1964) Co-founder and head of the Women Police Service. She was born in Cheltenham, the daughter of the manager of the Great Western Railway, and was educated at Princess Helena College, Ealing. Inspired by Annie KENNEY, she became a suffragette and was imprisoned three times, once for throwing a brick through a Home Office window. In September 1914 the Women Police Volunteers was created by Margaret Damer DAWSON with the help of Mary Allen, who became Sub-Commandant (1914–19) and Commandant (1919–38).
Arnim, Elizabeth Mary, Countess von (1866–1941) Novelist. Born Elizabeth Beauchamp in Sydney, she was the cousin of Katherine MANSFLELD and married in 1891 the Prussian Count von Arnim. His great estate in Pomerania was the scene of her best-loved book Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898), in which she relates her horticultural adventures and her experiences with five babies, servants, guests, and her husband, ‘The Man of Wrath’. After she had performed all her many daily duties, she formed the habit of shutting herself away and writing stories, which led to a series of light novels signed ‘Elizabeth’, the first being The Benefactress (1902).
Thereafter she pursued her researches at the Balfour Laboratory in Cambridge and in her private laboratory at home. In 1920 she published Water-Plants: a Study of Aquatic Angiosperms, which was followed by other morphological studies. From the lay point of view her most interesting publications were historical or philosophical. Herbals, their Origin and Evolution (1912) is a fascinating account of the works about plants printed between 1470 and 1670. The philosophical works are The Natural Philosophy of Plant Form (1950) and The Mind and the Eye (1954), which considers the nature of biological research and the bases of biological thinking in the wider context of an inquiry into the aims and validity of science as a whole.
A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley