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Arundell, Dorothy (1559/60–1613), author and Benedictine nun, was the daughter of Sir John Arundell (1527×30–1590) [see under Arundell family] of Lanherne, Cornwall, and Lady Anna Stourton, daughter of the earl of Derby. The Arundells were the chief mainstay of Catholicism during ...

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Askew [married name Kyme], Anne (c. 1521–1546), writer and protestant martyr, was probably born at her family home in Stallingborough, near Grimsby in Lincolnshire, the second daughter of Sir William Askew (1489–1541) and his first wife, Elizabeth Wrottesley. She had two brothers, ...

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Berners [Bernes, Barnes], Juliana (fl. 1460), supposed author and prioress of Sopwell, cannot be authoritatively identified. The biography of Dame Juliana Berners has grown from a brief note on sig. f3jr of The Book of Hawking, Hunting, and Blasing of Arms (also known as the ...

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Corrigan, Kathleen [name in religion Felicitas Corrigan] (1908–2003), nun, writer, and church musician, was born on 6 March 1908 at 16 Gurnall Street, Everton, Liverpool, the second of eight surviving children of Joseph Corrigan, a 'private coachman' or taxi driver of Irish extraction, and his wife, ...

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Cummins, Geraldine Dorothy (1890–1969), writer and medium, was born on 24 January 1890 at 17 St Patrick's Place, Cork city, the fifth of eleven children of Dr (William E.) Ashley Cummins, physician, and his wife, Jane Constable, née Hall (d. 1944). She was educated by a governess. She became active in the suffrage movement, and was appointed honorary treasurer of the ...

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Dugdale [née Balfour], Blanche Elizabeth Campbell (1880–1948), author and Zionist, was born on 23 May 1880 at 32 Addison Road, Holland Park, London. Generally known as Baffy, she was the eldest of the five children of Eustace James Anthony Balfour (1854–1911), an architect and the youngest brother of the prime minister ...

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Blanche Elizabeth Campbell Dugdale (1880–1948) by unknown photographer private collection / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Florence Beatrice Farr (1860–1917) by unknown photographer, c. 1905 [with her Dolmetsch psaltery] courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

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Farr [married name Emery], Florence Beatrice [performing name Mary Lester] (1860–1917), author and mystic, was born on 7 July 1860 at Southlands, Bromley, Kent, the last of the eight children of William Farr (1807–1883), medical statistician, honorary MD, and FRS, and his second wife, ...

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(Frances) Caryll Houselander (1901–1954) by unknown photographer, c.1950 © reserved; University of Notre Dame Archives

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Houselander, (Frances) Caryll (1901–1954), religious author, was born at Fern Cottage, Batheaston, Somerset, on 29 September 1901, the second daughter of Willmott Houselander (1868–1959), an aristocratic, atheistic bank manager, and his wife, Gertrude Mary, née Provis (1875–1950), an attractive, extroverted former mixed doubles ...

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Petre, Maude Dominica (1863–1942), author and writer on religion, was born on 4 August 1863 at Coptfold Hall near the village of Margaretting in Essex, the seventh of eleven children of Arthur Petre (1828–1882), younger son of the thirteenth Lord Petre, and Lady Catherine Howard (1831–1882)...

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Romanes [née Duncan], Ethel (1856–1927), writer and religious activist, was born at Ashfield, Wavertree, Lancashire, on 15 August 1856, the daughter and heir of Andrew Duncan, a general merchant, and his wife, Gertrude, née Radcliffe. She was educated privately. On 11 February 1879 she married ...

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Rossetti, Maria Francesca (1827–1876), author and Anglican nun, was born on 17 February 1827 at 38 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London. She was the eldest of the four children of Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti (1783–1854), Italian exile and professor of Italian at King's College, London...

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Maria Francesca Rossetti (1827–1876) by H. Booth, 1860s V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Thimelby, Mary [name in religion Winefrid] (1618/19–1690), prioress of St Monica's, Louvain, and author, was born at Irnham Hall, Lincolnshire, the daughter of Richard Thimelby (d. 1622/3), of Irnham, and his wife, Mary, née Brooksby (d. c.1628), of Shoby, Leicestershire...