Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Illustrious Irishwomen

Illustrious Irishwomen
Being Memoirs of Some of the Most Noted Irishwomen from the Earliest Ages to the Present Century
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108021081

Multiple copy pack

Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email academicmarketing@cambridge.edu.au to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Elizabeth Owens Blackburne (1848–1894) was an Irish professional writer, novelist and biographer whose novels were mostly set in Ireland. After attending Trinity College, Dublin she published her first work in 1869, and moved to London in 1873 to pursue her career as a writer. These volumes, first published in 1877, contain a series of detailed biographies of Irish women who Blackburne considered pre-eminent. The biographies cover a broad range of women, including the semi-mythical Saint Brigit and Queen Macha, and are arranged chronologically. These volumes were the first biographical reference of Irish women to be published, and the balanced descriptions and extensive use of original sources ensure that they remain of value as a reference for researchers and historians. Volume 1 contains historical figures and Volume 2 features writers.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108021081
    • dimensions: 250 x 324 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Part I. Early Irish Period:
    1. Introductory chapter
    2. Queen Macha
    3. Queen Méave
    4. Saint Brigit
    5. Dearbhforguill
    6. Eva, Princess of Leinster
    Part II. Mediaeval Period:
    7. Margaret O'Carroll
    8. The Old Countess of Desmond
    9. The Fair Geraldine
    10. Grainne O'Mailly
    11. Lettice, Baroness Ophaly
    12. La Belle Hamilton
    Part III. Famous Actresses:
    13. Margaret Woffington
    14. George Anne Bellamy
    15. 'Perdita' (Mrs. Robinson)
    16. Kitty Clive
    17. Dorothy Jordan
    18. Elizabeth Farren
    19. Maria Pope
    20. Miss O'Neill
    21. Catherine Hayes
    Index. Volume 2: Part IV. Literary Women:
    22. Susanna Centlivre
    23. The Honourable Mrs. Monk
    24. Constantia Grierson
    25. Charlotte Brooke
    26. Mrs. Mary Tighe
    27. Mary Boyle (Countess of Warwick)
    28. Henrietta Boyle (Lady O'Neil)
    29. Maria Edgeworth
    30. Felicia Dorothea Hemans
    31. The Misses Porter
    32. Sydney, Lady Morgan
    33. Marguerite, Countess of Blessington
    34. Eliz Ryves
    35. Helen Selina, Countess of Dufferin
    36. Lady Stirling-Maxwell
    Part V. Miscellaneous:
    37. The Lady Freemason
    38. The Beautiful Gunnings
    Part VI. The Ladies of Llangollen:
    39. Lady Louisa Conolly
    40. Sarah Curran
    Index.

  • Author

    E. Owens Blackburne

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×