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What's new: January 2023

This month’s update adds the lives of eight members of the Order of Companions of Honour, completing ODNB’s coverage of the early members of the order, created in 1917. The new entrants comprise the officers’ charity organizer, Lady Lansdowne, the labour leaders James Seddon and James Parker, the civil servants Samuel Provis and William Napier Bruce, the headmaster Herbert James, the surgeon Florence Barrett, and the Baptist minister John Charles Carlile. Read the introduction here.

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Barrett [née Perry; other married name Willey], Florence Elizabeth, Lady Barrett (1867–1945), obstetric and gynaecological surgeon

The obstetric and gynaecological surgeon, Florence Barrett, trained and held clinical appointments at the London School of Medicine for Women, where she became dean. A skilled surgeon and an expert administrator, she was lauded by contemporaries as an exemplar to all medical women. She was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1929.

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JANUARY 12, 2023

What's New: January 2023

This month’s update adds the lives of eight members of the Order of Companions of Honour, completing ODNB’s coverage of the early members of the order, created in 1917. The new entrants comprise the officers’ charity organizer, Lady Lansdowne, the labour leaders James Seddon and James Parker, the civil servants Samuel Provis and William Napier Bruce, the headmaster Herbert James, the surgeon Florence Barrett, and the Baptist minister John Charles Carlile. Read the introduction here.

DECEMBER 8, 2022

What's New: December 2022

This month’s update features new articles on seventeen women active in the medieval and early modern periods, all of whom were royal or aristocratic wives, with an introduction by Louise Wilkinson. The lives include Gytha of Wessex, Isabella de Briouze, princess of Wales, Alice de Lacy, countess of Lancaster, Blanche of Lancaster, Margaret Paston, and Anne Herbert, countess of Pembroke. Read the introduction here.

NOVEMBER 10, 2022

What's New: November 2022

This month’s update features new and extended lives of eight women connected with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, whether as artists, models, studio assistants, or partners, with an introduction by Jan Marsh. The lives include Georgiana Burne-Jones, Emma Sandys, Rebecca Solomon, Catherine Madox Brown (later Hueffer), and Maria Zambaco. Read the introduction here.