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Barbara Castle

Barbara Castle was the youngest of three children, born and brought up in Yorkshire. Barbara grew up in a politically active and socially aware home, and joined the Labour [...]

Writers

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    Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet and one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon. Besides poetry, she wrote memoirs, autobiographical pieces and [...]

Artists

  • In 2017 Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria’ was discovered in France. In 2018 the portrait was acquired by The National [...]

Editors Choice

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    Beryl Burton was an English cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. On 17 September 1967, at the UK National Time Trial, Beryl rode a staggering 277.25 miles in 12 hours around the lanes of Yorkshire. This was a world record for both men and women! It was two [...]

Scientists

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    Hedy Lammar, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Austria, was considered by many as the most beautiful woman in the world, starring in countless films. Hedy grew up in Vienna [...]

Adventurers

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    Born around 1790, Margaret Ann Bulkley, known throughout her adult life as James Barry, was a [...]

Suffragists

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    Image of Suffragette; Not Fanny Parker Frances “Fanny” Parker was a British suffragette who became a prominent militant. She was born and brought up in New [...]

Social reformers

  • IDA B WELLS Rosa Parks,  “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the [...]

Politicians

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    Victoria Woodhull was an advocate of free love. Not the 1960’s version of Californian beaches [...]

Humanitarians

  • Mary Slessor was a Scottish missionary to Nigeria, spreading Christianity, protecting native [...]

Philosphers

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    Simone Weil was a French philosopher, mystic and political activist. Her writing emphasized sacrifice and martyrdom through an ascetic lifestyle, a lifestyle which led to her [...]

Musicians

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    Francesca Caccini was an Italian Composer, singer, lute player, poet, and teacher of the early Baroque era. She was also known by the nickname “La Cecchina” The [...]

Athletes

  • When I was growing up in the 1970’s Irena Szewinska was making history. She was setting records in athletics which, had she been a man, we would still be lauding today. [...]

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