By Cathy Hartley
This reference e-book, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 remarkable British ladies from Boudicca to Barbara fortress, 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 not directly sooner than the general public and who for that reason performed an immediate and significant position in broadening the horizons of ladies. additionally incorporated are girls who encouraged occasions in a extra oblique approach: 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 variation comprises key figures who've died within the final twenty years, equivalent to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
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She was also a member of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Committee on the China (Boxer Indemnity) Fund (1925) and of a mission sent out by the International Labour Office to Nanking in 1930–31. In 1930 she made a study of child labour for the Egyptian Government. Martindale, Women Servants of the State: a History of Women in the Civil Service, 1870–1938, 1938, and Some Victorian Portraits and Others, 1948. Z. Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett (1836–1917) Physician. Born in Whitechapel, the second of ten children, she moved with her family in 1841 to Aldeburgh in Suffolk, where her father became a wealthy merchant.
She soon became his star pupil, and his influence was to be a second major inspiration in her later work. In 1946 she returned to Oxford as a research fellow at Somerville College (where she came into contact with fellow philosopher Iris MURDOCH, who became a lifelong friend). Elizabeth Anscombe kept in touch with Wittgenstein, travelling to Cambridge once a week. Following Wittgenstein’s death, she began the difficult task of translating his work from German. The appearance in 1953 of her translation of Wittgenstein’s masterpiece Philosophical Investigations is considered a major turning point in twentieth century philosophy, and she went on to translate his remaining works.
She was famous for her French accent and her wit, elegance, and obsession for perfection; many bad plays enjoyed undeserved success thanks to her stagecraft and personality. She loved comedy but wrote, ‘I hate farce. ’ Yvonne Arnaud’s greatest triumph was in Macrae’s Traveller’s Joy (1940); her other successes include Tons of Money, Tomorrow We Live, and Love for Love. She was in British films and early broadcasts. The repertory theatre at Guildford is named after her. D. Arnim, Elizabeth Mary, Countess von (1866–1941) Novelist.
A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley