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date: 17 February 2020

Sharp, Evelyn Adelaide, Baroness Sharplocked

  • Kevin Theakston


Sharp, Evelyn Adelaide, Baroness Sharp (1903–1985), civil servant, was born on 25 May 1903 at Ealing, Middlesex, the daughter of the Revd Charles James Sharp, vicar of Ealing, and his wife, Mary Frances Musgrove Harvey. The third child in a family of five, she had two elder sisters, and a younger sister and brother. Her father was a very ‘modern’ vicar, one who questioned the virgin birth, wanted his daughters to have careers, and who was a radical Liberal, active in local politics in ...

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