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What's new: September 2022

This month’s update adds 10 new articles, introduced by Caitríona Beaumont, and with a special focus on two generations of women who took part in movements both local and international to enhance the lives of women and girls. Read the introduction here.

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Holdsworth [née Carnie], Ethel [also known as Ethel Carnie Holdsworth] (1886–1962)

The daughter of workers in Lancashire’s cotton factories, Ethel Carnie Holdsworth left school aged thirteen to follow her parents into the mills. Brought up in a vibrant autodidact community, she read widely, took to writing poetry, and went on to become a successful novelist, addressing the day-to-day hardships of industrial Lancashire.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

What's New: September 2022

This month’s update adds 10 new articles, introduced by Caitríona Beaumont, and with a special focus on two generations of women who took part in movements both local and international to enhance the lives of women and girls. Read the introduction here.

AUGUST 11, 2022

What's New: August 2022

This month’s update adds 48 lives of people who died in 2014, 2015, and 2016, linked to other ODNB lives through family relationships or professional partnerships. They range from science and literature to journalism, sport, and entertainment. Read the introduction here.

JULY 14, 2022

What's New: July 2022

This month’s update adds collective articles on the 39 earls and barons of Scotland who sealed the Declaration of Arbroath, addressed to Pope John XXII in 1320, and the 40 English and Welsh Roman Catholic Martyrs in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who were canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1970. In advance of the Commonwealth Games, there are also surveys of the coverage of the Commonwealth in ODNB as well as the c. 700 lives connected with Birmingham, where the games will be staged. Read the introduction here.