A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley

By Cathy Hartley

This reference booklet, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 extraordinary British ladies from Boudicca to Barbara citadel, is an soaking up checklist of girl success spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives integrated are these of ladies whose paintings took them ultimately ahead of the general public and who accordingly performed an immediate and demanding function in broadening the horizons of ladies. additionally incorporated are ladies 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 variation contains key figures who've died within the final two decades, corresponding to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

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However, she always wished her achievements to be judged by the same standards as a man’s would be; her principal aim was to do good work, and not to advance the cause of female emancipation. She continued to specialize in surgery; from 1895 to 1925 she held successively the posts of assistant, full, and senior surgeon at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, as well as that of anaesthetist (1895– British women 21 1906) and consulting surgeon (1919–22) at the Royal Free Hospital. ) Louisa Aldrich-Blake was appointed Dean of the London School of Medicine for Women in 1914, and during her spell in office (1914–25) she more than doubled the size of the school, increased the bed space of the Royal Free Hospital, and, by introducing a new midwifery unit, drew attention to a neglected area of medical concern.

But the force of her personality and her popularity did much to prevent the onset of civil war which might have resulted from Jacobite discontent and the rivalry of the Tory leaders Harley and Bolingbroke. On her deathbed her refusal to appoint either of them as chief minister ensured the Hanoverian succession and the supremacy of the Whigs during the next two reigns. Trevelyan, England in the Reign of Queen Anne 1935. G. Anne of Bohemia (1366–94) Richard II’s queen, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV.

During the First World War she organized the Lena Ashwell Concerts at the Front (1914–20), raising £100,000 in funds and receiving the OBE in 1916. Her public spirit was equally in evidence after the war. In 1920, with the help of Clement Attlee, then Mayor of Stepney, she started a repertory company, the Once-A-Week-Players, to bring good cheap entertainment to the public; and the Lena Ashwell Players (1924–29) continued this work. Lena Ashwell published an autobiography, Myself a Player (1936).

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