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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

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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.

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    • 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

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    E. Owens Blackburne

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