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By 17 February 1883
In the year she married her second husband, Thomas Hungerford , Margaret Hungerford published the popularnovelPortia under her previous married name of Margaret Argles.
30 July 1869
The Roman Catholic Community of Reparation to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (Mission Sisters of St Alphege) was founded in Southwark.
A Penal Law enacted in England barred Roman Catholic estates in Ireland from descending by primogeniture to the eldest son; unless that eldest converted to Protestantism, the estate was to be shared equally among all...
About June 1390
John Gower finished composing his only English poem, the miscellaneous collection of tales entitled Confessio Amantis; it was printed by William Caxton in 1483.
About June 1910
The Women Compositors',, Readers' and Monotype Operators' Union was founded in Scotland.
August 1838
The Precursor Society was formed in Ireland, to seek justice for that country through parliamentary reforms.
A boarding school for girls at the Two Golden Bulls on Mile End Green near London offered domestic science in addition to the usual accomplishments.

Harriett Mozley

HM 's writings, published over about a decade of the mid-nineteenth century, are deeply involved with the sectarian struggles within the Church of England to which her brother, later Cardinal Newman , largely contributed. She...
27 March 1802
The Peace of Amiens ended the war which had raged between England and France for nine years.

Charles Cowden Clarke

Vyrnwy Biscoe published 300 Careers for Women.
29 December 1709
Richard Steele 's reference in The Tatler to the new fashion of hoop petticoats marked the establishment of the mode in England or at least in London.
March 1860
John Anderson , a former slave who had fled from Missouri to Canada in 1853, was recognised and arrested at Windsor, Ontario, for killing a man during his escape. He applied for habeas corpus...
17 March 1838
David Bruce of New York patented the first successful type-casting machine.
The seventh volume of Havelock Ellis 's Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Eonism and Other Supplementary Studies was published.
Tasma (whose real name was Jessie Couvreur , published her novelA Knight of the White Feather.
Arthur Munby published a narrative poem called Susan: A Poem of Degrees, a thinly disguised account of his tempestuous secret love for working-class diarist Hannah Cullwick .
19 September 1888
The world's first recorded beauty contest opened at Spa in Belgium; 350 candidates submitted photographs, and twenty attended for final judging.
10 December 1980
Frederick Sanger from Great Britain was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Sanger shared one-half of the prize with Walter Gilbert , an American who, like Sanger, researched the base sequences of nucleic acid. The...
March 1917
With war raging and Russian revolution imminent, the Cambridge University Senate met to map out a B.A. degree in English.
November 1869
Gustave Flaubert published L'Education Sentimentale.
10 September 1763
Henry Brooke and others launched a new journal in Dublin called the Public Register: and, The Freeman's Journal. In 1806 it changed its title to Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser.
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Alleged portrait of Jane Barker: a fleuron in "The Entertaining Novels of Mrs. Jane Barker of Wilsthorp in Northamptonshire", published by Edmund Curll, third (posthumous) edition, 1736. In an oval frame, "Barker" faces the viewer in a low-necked, lace-edged gown, with hair in curls on her head and down her neck.

Jane Barker

JB , who wrote during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, shows remarkable daring and originality both as a poet and as a writer of prose fiction. Critical attention to her as a proto-feminist...
The Mansfield Shoe Company in Northampton became the first fully mechanized shoe manufacturer; it made shoes in standardized sizes and in large quantities.
29 July 1897
War broke out on the Indian frontier and in the Khyber Pass, which connects Afghanistan with what is now Pakistan.
24 August 1940
German bombs were dropped on London for the first time.
19 May 1941
The Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo Road, London, was bombed.
30 January 1990
Surgeons at Guy's Hospital in London performed the first surgical operation on a baby still in the womb.
10 December 1959
Philip J. Noel-Baker from Great Britain was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his long-term commitments to disarmament, the aid of war-displaced refugees, and the League of Nations .
Black and white photograph of Lady Cynthia Asquith, in profile, sitting on a carved bench. She is wearing a loose-fitting dress with thin stripes and a pattern superimposed, a wrist-watch, and a long, simple pendant. Her hair is loosey pinned back in a bun.

Lady Cynthia Asquith

LCA is chiefly remembered as a diarist of the First World War, who gives a unique picture on its impact, both detailed and profound, on the lives of the English governing class. She also published...
Army regulations set out the system whereby regiments ordered abroad on active service were allocated six soldiers' wives' tickets per company, distributed by ballot.
11 May 1699
The Rev. John Sprint preached a notorious misogynist wedding sermon at Sherborne in Dorset.
April 1863
Henry Mansel in the Quarterly Review attacked sensation novels as preaching to the nerves and as indications of a wide-spread corruption, of which they are in part both the effect and the cause; called into...
9 August 1842
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty defined the border between Canada and the US state of Maine.
1 December 1752
The Public Advertiser was launched in London, appearing daily except Sundays; from 1 March 1794 until 8 September 1798 it ran under a new title, The Oracle and Public Advertiser.
8 October 1755
The expulsion began of about 14,000 French settlers from Acadia, an area covering what is now part of the Canadian Maritime provinces and also some of New England.
Photograph of an engraving of Anna Maria Porter from a portrait by George Henry Harlow, c. 1805. She is seated, seen from the waist up, and seems to be wearing costume: a dress with puffed sleeves, a high collar that stands back from her shoulders, and a flower pinned in the centre of the bust. She holds a small stringed instrument in her lap, and her dark hair is pulled back and decorated with flowers. National Portrait Gallery.

Anna Maria Porter

Though she also wrote poetry and other genres, AMP 's name rests on her almost thirty historical romances (totalling 54 volumes). Many had US editions and French translations. She tends to focus on male rather...
22 May 1661
The common hangman at London publicly burned the Covenant with the Scots, as a symbol of stamping out Presbyterianism in England.
7 November 1910
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy , Russian novelist, died at Astapovo, Russia.
Earlier 1937
Ruth Pitter was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for her poetry; the presentation was made by Vita Sackville-West .
23 July 1637
The AnglicanBook of Common Prayer was used for the first time, according to Charles I 's order, at St Giles's Church in Edinburgh, the centre of the Scottish (Presbyterian ) Church.
January 1979
The Feminist Review, an academic and theoretical journal, began publication in London.
July 1962
The first satellite television pictures were seen in Britain, beamed through Goonhilly Down in Cornwall.
Leni Riefenstahl directed her technically brilliant, politically infamous documentary film Triumph of the Will.
March 1922
The Labour Party Conference declared that women still in wartime jobs should be paid at trade union rates and that all trade unions should support this aim.
The London Review of English and Foreign Literature began publication.
French poetLouise Labé (c. 1520-1566), a salonnière in the city of Lyons, daughter and wife of rope-makers, published her Oeuvres at Lyons.
7 May 1839
A petition for universal suffrage with 1,280,000 signatures was given to Thomas Attwood and John Fielden to be presented, next month, to Parliament.
13 February 1857
Lord Brougham introduced an unsuccessful Married Women's Property Bill to the House of Lords .
20 April 1792
Revolutionary France declared war against imperial Austria (later joined by Prussia) in the War of the First Coalition.