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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

  • EDITH WHARTON Edith Wharton was born into a wealthy and distinguished family; on both sides her family was old-money New York business aristocracy.  Her maiden name was [...]

Artists

  • This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
    Mary Beale was a prolific, successful portrait painter but her name is little known outside experts in 17th Century English painting. As such, Mary is perfect for celebration [...]

Editors Choice

  • This is an image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives, and Spaarnestad Photo, donated in the context of a partnership program.
    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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    Marie-Sophie Germain was a French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. She battled against the social prejudices of the era and a lack of formal training in order to [...]

Adventurers

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    A 100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, Lady Hester Stanhope abandoned her aristocratic British life [...]

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

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    The wiki entry for Mary Ward starts “Mary Ward (nun)”. True, Mary was a nun, indeed she [...]

Politicians

  • Margaret Bondfield was a Labour politician, trades unionist and women’s rights activist who [...]

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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