By Cathy Hartley
This reference publication, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 remarkable British girls from Boudicca to Barbara citadel, is an soaking up list of woman success spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives incorporated are these of ladies whose paintings took them ultimately ahead of the general public and who as a result performed a right away and critical position in broadening the horizons of girls. additionally incorporated are ladies who motivated occasions in a extra oblique approach: the other 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 variation comprises key figures who've died within the final twenty years, resembling The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
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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).
B. A Historical dictionary of British women 20 Albani, (Marie Louise) Emma (Cecile) (1852–1930) Singer. She was born at Chambly, near Montreal, the daughter of Joseph Lajeunesse, a musician, and was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Montreal, until the age of fourteen. She then went to Albany, New York, for musical training. Eventually, with the help of the Bishop and the local community, she was sent to Milan to study under Lamperti. He chose her stage-name, Albani, to honour the people of Albany who had helped her musical career.
She was brought up by Lady Frances Villiers, whose death in 1677 disturbed her deeply. So did her father’s conversion to Catholicism and his second marriage in 1679 to his co-religionist MARY OF MODENA. In 1681 a stay in Scotland made her realise its security value to England and presaged the Act of Union in her reign. After her marriage in 1683 to Prince George of Denmark (a colourless character twelve years her senior, to whom she remained devoted), her existence was punctuated by eighteen pregnancies.
A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley