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Jennie Adamson (1882–1962), by Elliott & Fry, 1945

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Adamson [née Johnston], Janet Laurel (1882–1962), labour movement activist and politician, was born at Kilmarnock on 9 May 1882, one of the six children of Thomas Johnston, a railway porter, and Elizabeth, née Denton. Her father died young and her mother had to become a dressmaker to support the family. As ...

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Allfrey, Phyllis Byam Shand (1908–1986), author and politician, was born in Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies, on 24 October 1908, the second daughter of Francis Byam Shand (b. 1879), a lawyer who had come to Dominica from England in the early 1900s, and ...

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Anderson, (Margaret) Betty Harvie, Baroness Skrimshire of Quarter (1913–1979), politician, was born on 12 August 1913 at 9 London Terrace, Glasgow, the only child of Colonel Thomas Alexander Harvie Anderson CB TD DL (d. 1953), solicitor and magistrate, and his wife, Margaret Agnes (Nessie) Wilson Shearer (...

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Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor (1879–1964) by George Charles Beresford, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Astor [née Langhorne], Nancy Witcher, Viscountess Astor (1879–1964), society hostess and politician, was born at Danville, Virginia, on 19 May 1879, the eighth child in a family of eleven. Her father, Chiswell Dabney Langhorne (1843–1919), a veteran of the American Civil War, had made his fortune in railway construction and bought an estate at ...

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Alice Martha Bacon, Baroness Bacon (1909–1993) by Jorge Lewinski, 1969 © Jorge Lewinski; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bacon, Alice Martha, Baroness Bacon (1909–1993), politician, was born on 10 September 1909 at 302 Castleford Road, Normanton, Yorkshire, the only child of Benjamin (Ben) Bacon (1882–1958), coalminer, and his wife, Charlotte (Lottie), née Handley (1888–1953). She was educated at elementary schools in ...

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Bathurst [née Meeking], Violet Emily Mildred, Lady Apsley (1895–1966), politician, was born at 3 Cavendish Square, London, on 29 April 1895, the elder of two daughters of Lieutenant Bertram Charles Christopher Spencer Meeking (1864–1900) of the Royal Hussars, and his wife, Violet Charlotte Fletcher (...

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Bentham, Ethel (1861–1931), physician and politician, was born on 5 January 1861 at 82 King William Street, City of London, one of at least two daughters of William Bentham, an inspector and later general manager of the Standard Life Assurance Company, and his wife, ...

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Biggs, (Felicity) Jane Ewart- [née Felicity Jane Randall], Baroness Ewart-Biggs (1929–1992), politician, was born in India on 22 August 1929, the second child and only daughter of Basil FitzHerbert Randall, a major in the Indian army, and his wife, Rena. After her father died when she was only a few months old, her mother returned to ...

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Birk [née Wilson], Alma Lillian, Baroness Birk (1917–1996), politician and journalist, was born on 22 September 1917 at 10 Belgrave Place, Brighton, the daughter of Barnett Wilson (formerly Woolfson) of Stamford Hill, London, and his wife, Alice, née Tosh. Her father ran a successful greeting-card company, and she enjoyed a comfortable upbringing. She was educated at ...

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Emily May Blatch, Baroness Blatch (1937–2005) by David Wimsett, 1992 © Photoshot

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Blatch [née Triggs], Emily May, Baroness Blatch (1937–2005), politician, was born on 24 July 1937 at the Maternity Hospital, Birkenhead, Cheshire, the only daughter of Stephen Joseph Triggs, a butcher's shop assistant and later electrician, and his wife, Sarah Ann, née Carpenter...

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Margaret Grace Bondfield (1873–1953) by Bassano, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bondfield, Margaret Grace (1873–1953), trade unionist, campaigner for women's interests, and politician, was born on 17 March 1873 at Chard, Somerset, the tenth of eleven children and third of four daughters of William Bondfield (1814–1901), foreman laceworker, and his wife, Anne Taylor (1827?–1911)...

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Bowman [née Kay], Dame (Mary) Elaine Kellett- (1923–2014), politician, was born at Claremont, Clifton Drive, Lytham, Lancashire, on 8 July 1923, the daughter of Walter Kay, leather manufacturer and later farmer, and his wife, Edith Annie, née Leather. After attending the local ...

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Elizabeth Margaret Braddock (1899–1970) by unknown photographer, 1958 [The Braddocks [left to right]: Myles White, , and Jack Braddock (1892-1963) ] © reserved / unknown collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Braddock [née Bamber], Elizabeth Margaret [Bessie] (1899–1970), trade union activist and politician, was born at Zante Street, Liverpool, on 24 September 1899, the elder daughter of Hugh Bamber, bookbinder, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Andrew Little, an Edinburgh lawyer. Mary Bamber...

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