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Flora Shaw is best known as a journalist with strong views on imperialism, who influenced both official policy and the British public through her position as colonial editor for the Times. She believed that journalism was the best way for her, as a woman at that time, to exercise political influence. She was also the author of four works of children's fiction, of three books on the political history of states in the British empire, of addresses to various bodies, and of countless articles for newspapers and journals other than the Times.
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19 December 1852 FS was born at 2 Dundas Terrace in Woolwich. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 1878 FS published Castle Blair, a work of children's fiction: the title-page says 1878, but bibliographer S. Austin Allibone gives the date as 1877, so the book was probably post-dated. Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1890-September 1900 FS published nearly six hundred articles, leaders and columns in the Times, in which she examined British colonies and advocated the expansion and consolidation of the Empire. Bibliographic Citation link.
1918 FS was awarded a DBE for her work with the War Refugees Committee. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
25 January 1929 FS, Lady Lugard, died of pneumonia at the age of seventy-six. Bibliographic Citation link.
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