By Cathy Hartley
This reference e-book, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 impressive British girls from Boudicca to Barbara fortress, is an soaking up list of lady fulfillment 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 earlier than the general public and who accordingly performed a right away and demanding function in broadening the horizons of ladies. additionally integrated are ladies who encouraged occasions in a extra oblique method: the other 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 comprises key figures who've died within the final two decades, equivalent to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
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Two more novels, The Jasmine Tree (1934) and Mr Skeffington (1940), were American Book-of-the-Month Club choices. From 1939 onwards she lived in America and died at Charleston, South Carolina. 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.
Her marriage to Richard was deeply happy, but they had no children. Anne exercised a restraining influence over the King until her death, apparently of the plague. In his grief, Richard ordered the destruction of the palace of Sheen where she had died. Steel, Richard II, 1941. C. Anne of Cleves (1515–57) Fourth queen of Henry VIII, the daughter of John the Pacific, Duke of Cleves and Juliers. She was betrothed to the Duke of Lorraine until 1535. Her match with Henry came about because the king was looking for allies among the German Lutheran states.
D. British women 31 Anne of Denmark (1574–1619) Queen Consort of Scotland (1589–1619) and England (1603–19). Anne was the daughter of Frederick II of Denmark and Norway and Sophia of Mecklenburg. Her father died in 1588 and her marriage to James VI of Scotland (James I of England from 1603) was arranged by her mother. Anne and James were married in Norway in November 1589 and arrived in Scotland the following May. The fifteen-year-old Queen set herself to learn Scots, evidence perhaps of determination and some intellectual capacity.