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What's new: September 2021

This month’s update features the lives of twelve women active in the arts, philanthropy, and public life from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, introduced by Zoe Thomas. Read the introduction here.

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Emma Crewe (b. 1741, d. in or after 1795)

Emma Crewe was among the amateur women artists who provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood’s popular jasperware pottery. She was also connected with a group of progressive thinkers based in the West Midlands.

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

What's New: September 2021

This month’s update features the lives of twelve women active in the arts, philanthropy, and public life from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, introduced by Zoe Thomas. Read the introduction here.

AUGUST 12, 2021

What's New: August 2021

This month’s update features the lives of three women in the family of William Shakespeare; also, the early promoters of the British Red Cross and St John Ambulance; and modern economic thinkers. Read the introduction here.

JULY 8, 2021

What's New: July 2021

This month’s update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography adds 10 new articles focussed on the lives of medieval women ranging from Æthelflæd of Damerham, queen of England and wife of Edmund I, to the welsh poet Gwerful Mechain. Read the introduction here.