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Dayus [née Greenhill; other married name Flood], Kate [pseud. Kathleen Dayus] (1903–2003), jewellery enameller and autobiographer, was born on the edge of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, at 20 Court 4 House, Camden Street, Hockley, on 1 February 1903, the fifth child of seven who survived infancy, to ...

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Georgie Evelyn Cave Gaskin (1866–1934) by William Smedley-Aston reproduced by permission of Birmingham Library Services

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Gaskin [née France], Georgie Evelyn Cave (1866–1934), designer, was born on 8 December 1866 at Cliff Cottage, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, the elder daughter of William Hanmer France, contractor's agent, and his wife, Frances Emily Cave-Brown-Cave. Arthur Joseph Gaskin (1862–1928), artist, designer, and teacher...

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Hackenbroch, Yvonne Alix (1912–2012), museum curator and historian of jewellery, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on 27 April 1912, the second of three daughters of Zacharias Max Hackenbroch (1884–1937) and his wife, Clementine, née Schwarzschild (1888–1984). Her father was one of ...

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Jane, the Queen’s Fool (fl. 1535–1558), court jester, is of obscure origins and parentage. She first appears in the accounts of Anne Boleyn at the very end of that queen’s life. In December 1535 a green satin cap and 25 yards of murrey or purple-red fringe used for trimming a dress were purchased for ‘her Grace’s woman fool’ from ...

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Jane, the Queen's Fool (fl. 1535–1558), by the British School (16th Century), c. 1545

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Price, Amy Morgan (1878–1922), illustrator and jewellery designer, was born in Soho Park, Handsworth, Birmingham, on 14 March 1878, the fourth child and youngest daughter of the five children of Lorenzo Theodore Candelent Price (1843/4–1910), a schoolteacher, and his wife, Penelope, née Harrison (1841/2–1922)...