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Banks [née Davies], Olive Lucy (1923–2006), sociologist, historian, and feminist, was born at 10 Riley Road, Enfield Highway, Middlesex, on 2 July 1923, the only child of Herbert Alfred Davies, a house decorator, and later builder and contractor, and his wife, Jessie Louise, ...

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Creighton [née von Glehn], Louise Hume (1850–1936), social activist and writer of popular history and biography, was born on 7 July 1850 at Peak Hill Lodge, Sydenham, on the outskirts of London, tenth child of Robert William von Glehn (1801–1885) and Agnes Duncan (...

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Eckenstein, Lina Dorina Johanna (1857–1931), feminist polymath and cultural historian, was born on 23 September 1857 at 17 St George's Villas, Islington, London, the daughter of Frederick Gottlieb Eckenstein (1820/21–1891), a German businessman, and his wife, Julie Amalie Antonia Helmke (1830/31–1921). One of six children, her younger brother was the mountaineer ...

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Hayden, Mary Teresa (1862–1942), historian and campaigner for women's causes, was born in Dublin on 19 May 1862, the daughter of Thomas Hayden (1823–1881), physician, and his wife, Mary Anne Ryan (d. 1873). Thomas Hayden was born in Parsonsville, co. Tipperary, the son of a Protestant father and a Catholic mother. The children of that marriage were brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, and after completing his medical training ...

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Hill [née Sutton], Bridget Irene (1922–2002), historian and feminist, was born on 15 April 1922 at Devon Nook, Barrowgate Road, Brentford, Middlesex, the youngest daughter of Harry Herbert Sutton, Baptist minister, and his wife, Nellie Isabel, née Horlick, both of 22 Blandford Road, Acton...

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Hill, Georgiana (1858–1924), historian and women's rights activist, was born at 9 Mount View, Lambeth, London, on 8 December 1858, the younger daughter of George Hill (1822–1897), a master printer, journalist, and newspaper proprietor, and his wife, Emily, née Kitson (1815–1894). Her father was founder and editor of a local newspaper, the ...