Sunday, March 01, 2009
March Is Women's History Month:
Victorian Lady Explorers.
As March is Women's History month, this month I plan to mention online resources pertaining to women's history and highlight women writers' contributions. Today's is the splendid UCLA Web site Wilder Shores: Lady Travelers of the 18th and 19th Centuries, featuring such individuals as Isabella Bird Bishop, Amelia B. Edwards (an inspiration for Elizabeth Peters's Amelia Peabody Emerson), Mary Kingsley, Lady Hester Stanhope (who appears under another name in Mary Stewart's The Gabriel Hounds), and Frances Trollope (mother of Anthony).