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Abram, Annie (1869–1930), historian  

Janet Sondheimer

Abram, Annie (1869–1930), historian, was born at 45 Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell, London, on 26 May 1869, the younger daughter and fourth child of George Abram (1833–1897?), law stationer, and his first wife, Ann Arding (1835–1869), who died a month later. Her name was originally registered as ...

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Ady, Cecilia Mary (1881–1958), historian  

Benjamin G. Kohl

Ady, Cecilia Mary (1881–1958), historian, was born on 28 November 1881 at Edgcote, Northamptonshire, the only child of the Revd (William) Henry Ady (d. 1915), rector of Edgcote and later of Charing, Kent, and Ockham, Surrey, and his wife, Julia Mary Cartwright (1851–1924)...

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Aikin, Lucy (1781–1864), historian  

Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg

Aikin, Lucy (1781–1864), historian, the fourth child and only daughter of John Aikin MD (1747–1822), and his wife, Martha Jennings (d. 1830), was born in Warrington on 6 November 1781. Her three brothers were Arthur Aikin, Charles Rochemont Aikin, and Edmund Aikin...

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Allchin [née Gordon], Bridget (1927–2017), archaeologist and scholar of South Asian prehistory  

Robin Coningham

Allchin [née Gordon], Bridget (1927–2017), archaeologist and scholar of South Asian prehistory, was born at the Acland nursing home in Oxford on 10 February 1927, the daughter of Major Stephen Gordon, of the Indian Army Medical Service, and his wife Elsie, ...

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Allies, Mary Helen Agnes (1852–1927), historian and translator  

Rosemary Mitchell

Allies, Mary Helen Agnes (1852–1927), historian and translator, was born possibly at St John's Wood, London, on 2 February 1852, the eldest daughter of Thomas William Allies (1813–1903) and his wife, Eliza Hall (d. 1902), second daughter of Thomas Harding Newman of ...

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Andrews, Marian [neé Hare; pseud. Christopher Hare] (1839–1929), historian and novelist  

Rosemary Mitchell

Andrews, Marian [neé Hare; pseud. Christopher Hare] (1839–1929), historian and novelist, was born at 1 Pelham Place, Brompton, London, on 24 February 1839, the eldest child in the family of four daughters and four sons of the political reformer Thomas Hare...

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Armitage [née Bulley], Ella Sophia (1841–1931), historian and archaeologist  

Joan Counihan

Armitage [née Bulley], Ella Sophia (1841–1931), historian and archaeologist, was born in Mason Street, West Derby, Liverpool, on 3 March 1841, the second daughter in the family of four sons and ten daughters of Samuel Marshall Bulley JP (1811–1880), a cotton broker of ...

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Arnold [née Rainbow], Lorna Margaret (1915–2014), historian  

Robert Fox

Arnold [née Rainbow], Lorna Margaret (1915–2014), historian, was born at 35 Craven Park, Harlesden, Middlesex, on 7 December 1915, the eldest of five children of Kenneth Wallace Rainbow (1888–1958), a former insurance official then serving as a chief petty officer with the ...

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Aston [née Bridges; second married name Buxton], Margaret Evelyn (1932–2014), historian  

Felicity Heal

Aston [née Bridges; second married name Buxton], Margaret Evelyn (1932–2014), historian, was born on 9 October 1932 at 20 Campden Hill Square, Kensington, London, the youngest of four children of Edward Ettingdene Bridges, later first Baron Bridges (1892–1969), civil servant, and his wife, ...

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Avery, Gillian Elise (1926–2016), children’s writer and historian of children’s literature  

Alex May

Avery, Gillian Elise (1926–2016), children’s writer and historian of children’s literature, was born on 30 September 1926 at 86 Woods Road, Reigate, Surrey, the daughter of Norman Bates Avery (1884–1957), estate agent, and his wife, Grace Elise, née Dunn (1902–1989...

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Banks [née Davies], Olive Lucy (1923–2006), sociologist, historian, and feminist  

June Purvis

Banks [née Davies], Olive Lucy (1923–2006), sociologist, historian, and feminist, was born at 10 Riley Road, Enfield Highway, Middlesex, on 2 July 1923, the only child of Herbert Alfred Davies, a house decorator, and later builder and contractor, and his wife, Jessie Louise, ...

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Bateson, Mary (1865–1906), historian and suffragist  

Mary Dockray-Miller

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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Batey [née Lever], Mavis Lilian (1921–2013), code-breaker and garden historian  

David Lambert

Batey [née Lever], Mavis Lilian (1921–2013), code-breaker and garden historian, was born on 5 May 1921 at 20 Crebor Street, Dulwich, London, the only daughter and younger child of Frederick (formerly Fred, later Stanley Frederick) Lever (1887/8–1971) and his wife, Lily Elizabeth, ...

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Bedford, Jessie [pseud. Elizabeth Godfrey] (1853–1918), novelist and historian  

Rosemary Mitchell

Bedford, Jessie [pseud. Elizabeth Godfrey] (1853–1918), novelist and historian, was born in Twyford, Hampshire, on 15 February 1853, the younger of the two daughters of the Revd James Gover Bedford (1785–1871), a clergyman without parochial responsibilities, and his second wife, Emma, née...

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Behrens, (Catherine) Betty Abigail (1904–1989), historian  

Jonathan Steinberg

Behrens, (Catherine) Betty Abigail (1904–1989), historian, was born on 24 April 1904 in London, the elder of two children of Noel Edward Behrens (1879–1967), a civil servant until his retirement in 1921 and banker, and his wife, Vivien (1880–1961), daughter of Sir Cecil Allen Coward (1845–1938)...

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Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy (1777–1827), historian and novelist  

Rosemary Mitchell

Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy (1777–1827), historian and novelist, was born on 6 February 1777 at Wells, Somerset, where she was baptized on 13 March 1777, the only child of John Benger, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Chambers. Her father gave up trade in Wells...

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Bird, Ruth (1899–1987), historian and schoolteacher  

D. Anne Welch

Bird, Ruth (1899–1987), historian and schoolteacher, was born on 26 May 1899 at 62 St Quintin Avenue, Kensington, London, the second of the two children of George Bird (1863–1912), entrepreneur and engineer, and his wife, Theresa Mary (1867–1953), daughter of Thomas Edwards, chemist, and his wife, ...

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