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Beatrice Webb (nee Potter) 1858-1943) co-founded the London School of Economics and Political Science, or LSE, which suggests she was more than a pretty face with a well-endowed purse. Through her interest and work in the area of social work and economic theory, she gave us the term 'collective bargaining'. As well as helping create the LSE, she was also active in the Fabian Society and in the formation of the Cooperative movement. She was altogether an amazing woman. So now you're all set for the next pub quiz.
Anyhow, what Beatrice Webb said about Sir Charles is
[He is] a man who has every endowment - social position, wealth, intelligence, an independent outlook, good looks, good manners.
|Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan (1870-1958)|
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Sounds like a good catch, eh? His wife, Mary Katherine Bell apparently did nothing more exciting than bear the next baronet, who was effectively disinherited when Sir Charles donated Wallington Hall to the National Trust. However her half-sister's name rang a...never mind. I once did my best to read a biography of Gertude Bell, but didn't manage. Perhaps I'll try a different one some time. Surely the life of the first woman to cross the Sahara Desert is worth reading about.