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By Cathy Hartley

ISBN-10: 0203403908

ISBN-13: 9780203403907

ISBN-10: 1857432282

ISBN-13: 9781857432282

This reference ebook, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 outstanding British ladies from Boudicca to Barbara fortress, is an soaking up list of woman success spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives integrated are these of ladies whose paintings took them not directly ahead of the general public and who accordingly performed an instantaneous and critical function in broadening the horizons of girls. additionally integrated are ladies who inspired occasions in a extra oblique approach: 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 comprises key figures who've died within the final two decades, comparable to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

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She had great sympathy for the Germans; in 1934 she met Hitler, who impressed her as an ‘idealist’, and held serious discussions with Göring. It was perhaps significant that she was never out of uniform, wearing her jack-boots even at official dinners in her honour. With the approach of war, Mary Allen’s fascist sympathies led to the ending of the association between the WAS and Civil Defence. She published three books: The Pioneer Policewoman, 1925; Woman at the Crossroads, 1934; and Lady in Blue 1936.

Lock, The British Policewoman: her Story. 1979. D. Allgood, Sara (1883–1950) Actress, born in Dublin and educated at Marlborough Street Training College. In 1903 she joined the Fays’ Irish National Dramatic Society. Her first big success came in December 1904, when she played Mrs Fallon in Spreading the News on the opening night of the Abbey Theatre. Later, after playing in Liverpool ‘rep’, she joined the Abbey Theatre’s founder, Annie HORNIMAN, in Manchester. In 1916 she married her leading man, Gerald Henson, in Australia.

Nancy Astor’s political career began in a more conventional fashion than is generally realized. In 1919 she took over her husband’s seat (as Conservative Member for Plymouth, Sutton) when he inherited his father’s viscountcy and went to the Lords. This was probably arranged in A Historical dictionary of British women 46 the expectation that Lord Astor would reclaim the seat when his planned Bill to allow peers to sit in the Lower House became law. It never did, and Nancy Astor was to survive as a politician in her own right for twenty-five years.

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