By Cathy Hartley
This reference e-book, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 outstanding British girls from Boudicca to Barbara fortress, is an soaking up list of lady fulfillment spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.Most of the lives incorporated are these of girls whose paintings took them ultimately prior to the general public and who as a result performed an immediate and demanding position in broadening the horizons of ladies. additionally integrated are ladies who inspired occasions in a extra oblique method: the better halves of kings and politicians, mistresses, women in ready and society hostesses.Originally released because the Europa Biographical Dictionary of British girls, this newly re-worked version 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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She was the ideal ambassador for women in medicine; a surgeon of great skill, a thorough administrator whose ability and conduct helped to lift the barriers of opposition to women throughout the medical profession. Louisa Aldrich-Blake never married but devoted her life entirely to her work. In January 1925 she was appointed Dame of the British Empire, the second woman in the medical profession to receive this distinction. Riddell, Dame Louisa Aldrich-Blake, 1926. B. Alexander, Cecil Frances (1818– 95) Hymn writer.
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.
Arber in 1909. Thereafter she pursued her researches at the Balfour Laboratory in Cambridge and in her private laboratory at home. In 1920 she published Water-Plants: a Study of Aquatic Angiosperms, which was followed by other morphological studies. From the lay point of view her most interesting publications were historical or philosophical. Herbals, their Origin and Evolution (1912) is a fascinating account of the works about plants printed between 1470 and 1670. The philosophical works are The Natural Philosophy of Plant Form (1950) and The Mind and the Eye (1954), which considers the nature of biological research and the bases of biological thinking in the wider context of an inquiry into the aims and validity of science as a whole.