Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Gaskell was also the first to write a biography of Charlotte Bronte, The Life of Charlotte Bronte, which was published in…
"Writers' Rooms: Charlotte Brontë. This is the room in Haworth Parsonage, variously known as the dining room, the drawing room or the parlour, in which the Brontë sisters used to write and discuss their work with each other." Click through for much more biographical information.
Was Elizabeth Tailboys the bastard daughter of Henry VIII with his mistress Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount? Read "Was Elizabeth Tailboys the Daughter of Henry VIII?", a guest post on the Anne Boleyn Files by author/biographer Elizabeth Norton: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/was-elizabeth-tailboys-the-daughter-of-henry-viii-guest-post-by-elizabeth-norton/
From the left: Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Deborah Harry (Blondie), Viv Albertine (The Slits), Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie & the Banshees), front: Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex), Pauline Black (The Selector). By Michael Putland for the New Musical News in 1980.