Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Waddell, Helen
Birth Name: Helen Waddell
, an early twentieth-century scholar in the field of medieval studies and especially Latin verse, was the author of scholarly monographs and translations (from Chinese as well as Latin), and of plays, articles, reviews, short fictions based on the Bible, religious writings, newspaper columns . . . and personal letters.
Waddell, Helen. “Acknowledgements; Note; Introduction”. Between Two Eternities, edited by Felicitas Corrigan, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1993, pp. viii - ix, 1.
She acquired fame in her lifetime as a popular historian of the period she studied, and her lyrics have had an unusually strong appeal for composers of song-settings.