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Louise Hume Creighton (1850–1936) by Glyn Philpot, 1918 © Estate of Glyn Philpot

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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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Alethea Catharine Hayter (1911–2006) by Anne Hamilton by kind permission of Lady Hamilton of Epsom

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Hayter, Alethea Catharine (1911–2006), writer and British Council official, was born in Cairo, Egypt, on 7 November 1911, the youngest of the three children of Sir William Goodenough Hayter (1869–1924), a judge in the Anglo-Egyptian service and legal adviser to the Egyptian government, and his wife, ...

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Diana Mosley, Lady Mosley (1910–2003) by unknown photographer, c. 1940 © Popperfoto

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Mosley [née Freeman-Mitford; other married name Guinness], Diana, Lady Mosley (1910–2003), Nazi sympathizer and author, was born on 17 June 1910 at 1 Graham Street (now Graham Terrace), Belgravia, London, the fourth child and third of the six daughters of David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, later ...