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27 August 1932
Antonia Pakenham (later AF) was born, the eldest in a family which in the end amounted to eight children.
In Mary, Queen of Scots
AF produced a biography based on sound historical scholarship and resolutely sceptical about Mary's romantic appeal, but popular in its empathy and its strong narrative drive.
3 May 1984
AF made a new departure and produced arguably her most significant historical study in The Weaker Vessel: Woman's Lot in Seventeenth Century England