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Bateson, Mary (1865–1906), historian and suffragist, was born on 12 September 1865 at Ings House, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, the daughter of William Henry Bateson (1812–1881), master of St John's College, Cambridge, and his wife, Anna Aikin (1829–1918), a promoter of women's rights and liberal causes in ...

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Browne, Kathleen Anne (1876–1943), politician and historian, was born at Bridgetown, co. Wexford, on 31 October 1876, the eldest daughter of Michael Browne, landowner and farmer, and his wife, Mary Eleanor Stafford, of Rathronan Castle, Wexford. She was educated at the Bridgetown national school...

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Charlot [née Huber], Monica (1933–2005), historian and political scientist, was born at 6 Maitland Park Villas, St Pancras, London, on 31 May 1933, the second of three children of Joseph Jacob (Jack) Huber, consular official, and his wife, Doris May, née Fickling...

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Concannon [née Walsh], Helena (1878–1952), historian and politician, was born in Maghera, co. Londonderry, on 28 October 1878, one of the four daughters and three sons of Louis Walsh (d. 1917) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Donnelly, who were proprietors of ...

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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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Green [née Stopford], Alice Sophia Amelia [known as Alice Stopford Green] (1847–1929), historian and Irish nationalist, was born on 31 May 1847 at Kells, co. Meath, the seventh of the nine children of the Revd Edward Adderley Stopford (1810?–1874), archdeacon of ...

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See Hart, Herbert Lionel Adolphus

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Catharine Macaulay (1731–1791) by Robert Edge Pine, c. 1775 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Macaulay [née Sawbridge; other married name Graham], Catharine (1731–1791), historian and political polemicist, was born on 2 April 1731 at Olantigh in the parish of Wye, Kent, second daughter of John Sawbridge (1699–1762), landowner, and his second wife, Dorothy Wanley (1713–1733), daughter of ...

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Pickles [née Salmon], Dorothy Maud (1903–1994), historian and political scientist, was born at Rokesby, Bessingby Road, Bridlington, Yorkshire, on 8 August 1903. She was the eldest of four children: one brother and boy and girl twins. Her father, John Salmon, taught physical education at ...

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Dorothy Maud Pickles (1903–1994) by unknown photographer © reserved; News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Playne, Caroline Elizabeth (1857–1948), pacifist and historian, was born at Forest Green, Avening, Gloucestershire, on 2 May 1857, one of two daughters of George Frederick Playne (1824–1879), Gloucestershire cloth manufacturer and fellow of the Geographical Society, and his Dutch wife, Margarettia Sara, the daughter of ...

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Thompson [née Towers], Dorothy Katharine Gane (1923–2011), historian and political activist, was born at 258 New Cross Road, Deptford, London, on 30 October 1923, the only daughter and second of five children of Reginald Joseph Towers (1892–1966) and his wife, Katharine Annie, ...