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Cultural formation Josephine Tey
JT came from a Scottish family that was rising socially. Her father was a greengrocer and her mother was the daughter of a joiner; each had known poverty as a child. Her two pseudonyms, one...
death Beatrix Potter
BP died, leaving the National Trust Hill Top Farm and 5,000 acres of farmland which became the basis of the Trust's Lake District holdings.
MacDonald, Ruth K. Beatrix Potter. Twayne.
Grinstein, Alexander. The Remarkable Beatrix Potter. International Universities Press.
death Beatrix Potter
Nine days earlier she had written that she had still some kick in me.
Grinstein, Alexander. The Remarkable Beatrix Potter. International Universities Press.
The cause of her death was listed as acute bronchitis, myocarditis, and carcinoma of uterus.
Grinstein, Alexander. The Remarkable Beatrix Potter. International Universities Press.
Today the National Trust
Leisure and Society Charlotte Yonge
CY must have presented the Gibbses with her portrait: a previously unknown picture of her was discovered at Tyntesfield after the house was acquired by the National Trust .
Mitchell, Charlotte. “Any literary letters?”. The National Trust Magazine, Vol.
, pp. 85-7.
Occupation Vita Sackville-West
VSW became something of a recluse around the years of the Second World War. Nevertheless she played her part in local activities: the National Trust and the Women's Institute .
Nicolson, Nigel, and Vita Sackville-West. Portrait of a Marriage. Futura.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin.
Occupation Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore
She laid out landscape gardens at Gibside, personally arranged the import of new plants from Africa, and had garden buildings such as an orangery constructed. The estate now belongs to the National Trust .
“Hourglass”. The National Trust Magazine, Vol.
, p. 18.
Friedell, Deborah. “But Stoney was Bold”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 4, pp. 17-18.
Occupation Beatrix Potter
BP became a skilled and successful farmer and sheep-breeder. She bought her first Herdwick sheep (a local breed with coarse, weather-proof, greyish wool and melancholy white faces) in 1906, at a time when the price...
Occupation Emilie Barrington
After Watts 's former residence at Little Holland House was pulled down in 1875, it was EB who provided a long-term home at her own house for some of the frescoes with which Watts had...
Occupation Angela Brazil
She also frequented Coventry girls' schools. Benefactions came together with conservation. In 1922 she bought, as a reserve for seagulls and primroses, a stretch of coast and cliffs between Polperro and Talland that was likely...
Occupation Vita Sackville-West
VSW was a lecturer and broadcaster for the BBC as well as a hard-working and prolific journalist.
Staley, Thomas F., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 34. Gale Research.
34: 260-1
She has a place in any list of influential English gardeners, developing further some of the...
Publishing Josephine Tey
The author took great care to arrange for the publication of work that her unexpected and premature death had left in manuscript.
Henderson, Jennifer Morag. Josephine Tey, a life. Sandstone Press.
322-3, 325-6
Proceeds from this book and others published after her death went...
Publishing Patricia Beer
PB published Wessex: A National Trust Book, with photographs by Fay Baldwin .
Whitaker’s Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons.
Publishing Vita Sackville-West
VSW published her first book of advice to gardeners: Some Flowers. Long out of print by 1952, it was re-issued in association with the National Trust in 1993.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin.
British Book News. British Council.
(1952): 157
Reception Lady Arbella Stuart
In 2015 the National Trust marked the four hundredth anniversary of her death by special features at Hardwick Hall to tell the story of her life.
Residence Vita Sackville-West
When in 1954 Nigel proposed passing Sissinghurst to the National Trust , VSWsaid Never never never. Au grand jamais, jamais. . . . Over my corpse or my ashes; not otherwise.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin.
The buildings...


23-24 June 1314: The English attempt to conquer Scotland was...

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23-24 June 1314

The English attempt to conquer Scotland was fought off by Scottish forces under Robert Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn near Stirling.

12 January 1895: The National Trust was founded at Grosvenor...

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12 January 1895

The National Trust was founded at Grosvenor House in London by Octavia Hill , Hardwicke Rawnsley , and Robert Hunter (who had been working towards its opening for nearly a year).

4 July 1940: The British government launched a project...

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4 July 1940

The British government launched a project known as Auxiliary Units , with headquarters at Coleshill House near Faringdon in Berkshire.
“Secret wartime past revealed”. National Trust: Near you, Berkshire / Buckinghamshire / Hampshire / Oxfordshire / Isle of Wight / London.


National Trust Handbook for Members and Visitors: March 1997 to March 1998. National Trust, 1997.