A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley

By Cathy Hartley

This reference publication, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 outstanding British ladies from Boudicca to Barbara fortress, is an soaking up list of girl fulfillment spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.
Most of the lives incorporated are these of girls whose paintings took them in a roundabout way earlier than the general public and who consequently performed an immediate and demanding function in broadening the horizons of girls. additionally incorporated are ladies who motivated occasions in a extra oblique means: the better halves of kings and politicians, mistresses, women in ready and society hostesses.
Originally released because the Europa Biographical Dictionary of British girls, this newly re-worked version comprises 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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