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Happy 150th birthday to Beatrix Potter, shown here with her soon-to-be husband, William Heelis

Happy 150th birthday to Beatrix Potter, shown here with her soon-to-be husband, William Heelis

Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

Following her acquisition of Hill Top Farm in 1905 in Lancashire (now Cumbria), Potter began her most creative and productive years as a children's author and illustrator.

Following her acquisition of Hill Top Farm in 1905 in Lancashire (now Cumbria), Potter began her most creative and productive years as a children's author and illustrator.

Beatrix Potter at 14, and Spot, at Dalguise, Scotland, photographed by Rupert Potter, 1880.

Beatrix Potter at 14, and Spot, at Dalguise, Scotland, photographed by Rupert Potter, 1880.

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