By Cathy Hartley
This reference booklet, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 impressive British girls from Boudicca to Barbara fortress, is an soaking up checklist of lady success spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives integrated are these of ladies whose paintings took them indirectly earlier than the general public and who accordingly performed a right away and significant position in broadening the horizons of girls. additionally incorporated are girls who stimulated 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, reminiscent of The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
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The second daughter of a Yorkshire knight, she married Thomas Kyme, with whom she ‘demeaned herself like a Christian wife’ and had two children; but her growing adherence to the Protestant faith brought their married life to an effective end. Whether her husband expelled her at the insistence of outraged Catholic clergy, or whether she left in the belief that it was improper to cohabit with an infidel spouse, Anne Askewe found herself in London Protestant circles in 1545. Arrested in that year and imprisoned, she was questioned by the Lord Mayor and Bishop Bonner of London concerning the sacrament.
Lucy Aikin’s literary career began when she was seventeen, but her first important publication was the verse Epistles on Women, which appeared in 1810. This was followed in 1814 by her only work of fiction, Lorimer, A Tale. But it was with her historical works that she gained a literary reputation: Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, 1818; Memoirs of the Court of James I, 1822; Memoirs of the Court of Charles I, 1833; and The Life of Addison, 1843. She also wrote a life of her father and of her aunt, the writer Anna BARBAULD.
Her husband became Archbishop of Armagh and it was at the bishop’s palace in Londonderry that she died. C. A Historical dictionary of British women 22 Alexandra (1844–1925) Edward VII’s queen, the daughter of the King and Queen of Denmark. In the late 1850s VICTORIA and Albert had been looking for a suitable wife, beautiful, good-natured and tolerant, for their somewhat wayward eldest son, and came to favour Alexandra. The couple became engaged in 1862 and were married in 1863 at Windsor, quietly, since Victoria was still in mourning for Albert.