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Bentham, Ethel (1861–1931), physician and politician, was born on 5 January 1861 at 82 King William Street, City of London, one of at least two daughters of William Bentham, an inspector and later general manager of the Standard Life Assurance Company, and his wife, ...


Edith Clara Summerskill, Baroness Summerskill (1901–1980) by Georges Maiteny, 1950s © National Portrait Gallery, London


Summerskill, Edith Clara, Baroness Summerskill (1901–1980), medical practitioner and politician, was born on 19 April 1901 at 46 Doughty Street, London, the youngest of three children and the youngest daughter of Dr William Summerskill MRCS LRCP (1866–1947) and his wife, Edith Clara Wilde...