Jeanie, an 'Army of One': Mrs Nassau Senior, 1828-1877, the First Woman in Whitehall
"The fascinating biography of a Victorian who should never have been forgotten. Both the poignant private life and the heroic public life of 'Mrs Nassau Senior' here find an ebullient, witty and passionate chronicler." -- Barbara Hardy, Professor Emeritus, University of London. "This tender and engaging portrait of Jeanie Senior, champion of the workhouse girl, reveals not just that she was admired by the great and good of Victorian Britain, but that now we must count her as one of them." -- Seth Koven, Rutgers University. Sybil Oldfield is Research Reader in English, University of Sussex. Her books include Spinsters of this Parish F. M. Mayor and Mary Sheepshanks (1984); Women Against the Iron Fist Anti-militarist thinking 19001989 (1989); Doers of the Word: British Women Humanitarians, 19001950: a Biographical Dictionary (2001 and 2007); and, with Gwenyth Shaw, ed., The Old Familiar Faces, Poems on the Experience of Ageing (2007).
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