Eliza Acton

Born: 1799 | Died: 1859 | Grave: I 047 | Category: Literature | Tags: Cookery, Delia Smith, History of Food, Mrs Beeton, Poet, Writer

Eliza Acton wrote the first modern English cookery book,  Modern Cookery for Private Families, aimed at the ordinary reader rather than at professional cooks. She introduced the now-universal practice of listing the ingredients and suggested cooking times with each recipe. She moved to Hampstead in the 1850s, living in Keats Grove. Isabella Beeton’s bestselling Mrs…

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Eva Gore-Booth

Born: 1870 | Died: 1926 | Grave: B 027 | Categories: Literature, Politics | Tags: Campaigner, Christabel Pankhurst, Esther Roper, Pacifist, Poet, Suffragette, Trade unions, Women's rights, Writer

Eva Gore-Booth was an Irish poet and dramatist, but was primarily known as a committed suffragette, social worker and labour activist.  She was involved in adult education for women and in the women’s trade union movement.  Eva was also a pacifist, and during World War I she argued strongly against persuading young men to join…

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