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Gertrude Bell."...reddish hair and piercing blue-green eyes..."

Sepia portrait of Gertrude Bell an archaeologist, diplomat, linguist, writer, mountaineer and explorer

early 20 century portrait of explorer Gertrude Bell

Letters From Baghdad, featuring Tilda Swinton, gets a release date

Leader of the First Book Club for Women. This bluestocking, Elizabeth Montagu, aka "Queen of the Blues," organized poetry and literature discussions for women in the 18th century. Most often, she invited men to speak about books and poetry, including an unfashionable man, who wore blue stockings instead of black. These socks led to the term bluestockings, used to describe the literary women who attended the discussion circles.

Leader of the First Book Club for Women. This bluestocking, Elizabeth Montagu…

Limits of Language Daily Post: The Linguist’s Calendar: June 3

Elizabeth Elstob June 3 Death of the first known female Anglicist, Elizabeth Elstob , author of Rudiments of Grammar for the E.

Isabella Bird

Famous Female Explorers

Isabella Lucy Bird: Explored the Rockies, first female inducted into the RGS

Grace Darling Thomas. A lighthouse keeper's daughter.

The heroine of the seas, Grace Horsley Darling, was the daughter of a lighthouse keeper.

Charles Frederick Worth, Age 30

Joe Wilson Night of Songs and Laughter - North East Connected

Hacksaw Ridge  An unlikely hero who served God in the most unusual of circumstances and places. Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge proves that even a war movie can be vividly artistic

The conscientious objector and recipient of America's highest military award, The Medal of Honor. The amazing Desmond Doss

Emma Gatewood escaped an abusive marriage and became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail. (Photo courtesy of Ben Montgomery)

Grandma Gatewood survived domestic violence to walk the Appalachian Trail alone at 67

In Emma Gatewood told her grown children she was going for a walk. She then proceeded to hike for 146 days straight, covering the entire miles of the Appalachian Trail - alone.

Documentary Letters From Baghdad, about our 'female Lawrence of Arabia' will have nationwide cinema release from April

Gertrude Bell film gets UK-wide cinema release

Documentary Letters From Baghdad, about our 'female Lawrence of Arabia' will have nationwide cinema release from April

Read by T. Hynes - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce - unread - 5 to 10 HRS

Hynes - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce - unread - 5 to 10 HRS

Biografía: Mary Wollstonecraft...sí la señora abuela de Frankenstein.

Mary Wollstonecraft was born on the 27 April Often considered one of the first great feminist writers, she is best known for her book ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’.

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The fascinating story of the North East's very own Gertrude Bell is brought to life on the small screen in a BBC Inside Out programme.

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