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Flora Sandes (22 January 1876 – 24 November 1956) was the only British woman officially to serve as a soldier in World War I. Initially a St. John Ambulance volunteer, she travelled to Serbia, where, in the confusion of war, she was formally enrolled in the Serbian army. She was subsequently promoted to the rank of Sergeant major, and, after the war, to Captain."
Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought…
Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life, I'd love to draw and write one :)
Ironic Serif: A Brief History of Typographic Snark and the Failed Crusade for an…
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Perhaps the first autobiography ever written in English, this book contains the life story of the female mystic, Margery Kempe, who lived from c. 1373 to c. 1440. It survives in only one known manuscript, written at about the time of her death, owned by the Butler Bowden family. When Colonel W. Butler Bowden was looking for a bat in a cupboard he came across a pile of old books, and threatened to put the whole lot on the bonfire. A friend advised him to have them checked by an expert and Hope Emily Allen identified one as the ‘Book of Margery Kempe’, previously known only from excerpts printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1501, and by Henry Pepwell in 1521 (where the author is described as ‘a devoute ancres’). A true miracle!
“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success –but only if you persist.” - Isaac Asimov