By Cathy Hartley
This reference ebook, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 extraordinary British ladies from Boudicca to Barbara fort, 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 not directly prior to the general public and who as a result performed an immediate and demanding position in broadening the horizons of ladies. additionally incorporated are girls who inspired occasions in a extra oblique means: the other 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 comprises key figures who've died within the final two decades, similar to The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
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She then went to Albany, New York, for musical training. Eventually, with the help of the Bishop and the local community, she was sent to Milan to study under Lamperti. He chose her stage-name, Albani, to honour the people of Albany who had helped her musical career. Albani’s first stage appearance was in La Sonnambula at Messina in 1870, and this was followed by many engagements abroad. She was singer to the German Court, and also toured Australia, America, Russia, India, and other countries. In 1873 she came to London, eventually (1878) marrying Ernest Gye, lessor of Covent Garden.
The death of Prince George in 1708 marked the nadir of Anne’s life, but her determination to rule enabled her in the following year to take the lead in pressing for peace, to refuse Marlborough’s demand for the captain-generalship for life, and to break with Sarah Churchill. The downfall of the Marlboroughs and the Whigs was hastened by the ‘great changes’ of 1710, including the acquittal of Henry Sacheverell and the Tory electoral victory. The last years of Anne’s life were dominated by her pursuit of peace in Europe and a tranquil Protestant succession: both concerns exhausted her emotionally.
G. Anne of Bohemia (1366–94) Richard II’s queen, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. Anne was highly educated before her marriage in 1382 to the young King Richard II. Although there were no identifiable artists or craftsmen in her A Historical dictionary of British women 30 German entourage, she is generally regarded as having introduced Rhenish and Bohemian art to England. Her marriage to Richard was deeply happy, but they had no children. Anne exercised a restraining influence over the King until her death, apparently of the plague.