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Bessie Rayner Parkes, a late nineteenth-century feminist, focused her writings especially on issues relating to women's work. During her life she published a collection of miscellaneous essays, a collection of vignettes, numerous articles in periodicals, a travel book, and political treatises. Though her feminist writings have been better recognized, her passion was poetry. She published a lengthy philosophical poem in addition to three volumes of poems, some of which were later compiled into a collection.
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16 June 1829 BRP was born in Birmingham, the second of two children. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 27 May 1865 BRP's best known text, Essays on Woman's Work, appeared in print. Bibliographic Citation link.
1904 A collection appeared of some of the more religious poetry by BRP (now Belloc), titled In Fifty Years. Bibliographic Citation link.
23 March 1925 BRP, now Belloc, died at the age of ninety-five. Bibliographic Citation link.
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