Explore Women Amelia Edwards, Edwards English and more!

eatstarchmom:    Annie Kenney was the only working class woman to become part of the senior hierarchy of the WSPU. In between carrying out militant acts in the name of women’s suffrage, she liked to kick back and relax by bedding fellow suffragettes:    ‘Mary [Blathwayt] writes matter-of-fact lines such as, “Annie slept with someone else again last night.

eatstarchmom: Annie Kenney was the only working class woman to become part of the senior hierarchy of the WSPU. In between carrying out militant acts in the name of women’s suffrage, she liked to kick back and relax by bedding fellow suffragettes: ‘Mary [Blathwayt] writes matter-of-fact lines such as, “Annie slept with someone else again last night.

Mary Tudor didn't quite match her brother, King Henry VIII, for marital chaos. But she did scandalise the English court after marrying without permission following the death of her first husband, King Louis XII of France.

Mary Tudor didn't quite match her brother, King Henry VIII, for marital chaos. But she did scandalise the English court after marrying without permission following the death of her first husband, King Louis XII of France.

Cecily Lefort - Cecily Margot MacKenzie, a member of SOE, joined in 1941. Dropped into France in June 1943 but was arrested by the Gestapo in September. After interrogation and torture she was sent to Ravensbrück Concentration where it is believed she was gassed in the final weeks of the war. Code Name: Agent Jockey.

Cecily Lefort - Cecily Margot MacKenzie, a member of SOE, joined in 1941. Dropped into France in June 1943 but was arrested by the Gestapo in September. After interrogation and torture she was sent to Ravensbrück Concentration where it is believed she was gassed in the final weeks of the war. Code Name: Agent Jockey.

Africa | Bedouin woman with long braided hair, photographed in Egypt. ca 1860s | Photo taken by Schier & Schoefft. GRI Digital Collection

Africa | Bedouin woman with long braided hair, photographed in Egypt. ca 1860s | Photo taken by Schier & Schoefft. GRI Digital Collection

Amelia Edwards, Egyptologist, inspiration for Amelia Peabody

Amelia Edwards, Egyptologist, inspiration for Amelia Peabody

Gaston Maspero, 1883. Head of the Antiquities  Department, away at a dig when Amelia arrives at museum, but upon his return gives Evelyn a paste bracelet from the pyramids "pretty. . .as common as sand."

Gaston Maspero, 1883. Head of the Antiquities Department, away at a dig when Amelia arrives at museum, but upon his return gives Evelyn a paste bracelet from the pyramids "pretty. . .as common as sand."

The young King Farouk I (1920 - 1965), former king of Egypt, forced to abdicate after years of misrule

The young King Farouk I (1920 - 1965), former king of Egypt, forced to abdicate after years of misrule

Pinterest
Search