Download e-book for iPad: A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley

By Cathy Hartley

ISBN-10: 0203403908

ISBN-13: 9780203403907

ISBN-10: 1857432282

ISBN-13: 9781857432282

This reference e-book, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 outstanding British girls from Boudicca to Barbara fort, is an soaking up list of girl success spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives integrated are these of girls whose paintings took them indirectly sooner than the general public and who for this reason performed an immediate and significant position in broadening the horizons of girls. additionally incorporated are ladies who inspired occasions in a extra oblique manner: 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 twenty years, comparable to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

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Laura Ashley was keen to move back to her native Wales, and they relocated to Powys, at the beginning of a period which saw rapid expansion for the business. At first many of their clothes were made by women working in their own homes, but as demand grew, the first of British women 41 several factories was opened in rural Wales, producing goods for an expanding network of retail outlets. The first shop under the Laura Ashley name opened in South Kensington, London, in 1968. The business was a huge success, and by 1981 its trademark floral dresses were selling via 5,000 retail outlets around the world.

The wife of a prosperous Kentish landowner, Alice Arden fell in love with a man named Mosbie and resolved to murder her husband. After an attempt to poison Thomas Arden had failed, she and Mosbie enlisted the aid of several servants and two professional ruffians, ‘Black Will’ and ‘Shakebag’. They too were thwarted in their murderous designs on a number of occasions, and for a time Mosbie lost his nerve; he agreed to go on only when Alice begged him on her knees to go through with the deed. On the evening of 15 February 1551, Arden was attacked in his home and strangled, stabbed, and bludgeoned to death by Alice and her gang, who dumped his body in a nearby field.

She went to Lausanne in 1888 for singing lessons, and then to London, where in 1891 Ellen TERRY advised her to act. She was hampered at first by her Canadian accent, but by 1900 had become established as one of England’s leading actresses with her performance as Mrs Dane in Mrs Dane’s Defence, which she later took to Australia. In 1907 Lena Ashwell started in management with Irene Wycherley, leasing the Kingsway Theatre until 1915, and meanwhile playing in Barrie’s Twelve Pound Look (1910). During the agitation for women’s suffrage she worked for the Actresses’ Franchise League and later formed A Historical dictionary of British women 42 the Three Arts Club for women.

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