Category Archives: Feminism

Review of A Talent for Humanity and Duxhurst – Surrey’s Lost Village

Received from Suzanne Harrison, Reigate: “I read Ros Black’s book and was as intrigued as the author about the incredible life of Lady Henry Somerset and the village she created for women with alcohol problems, and disadvantaged children. Her book … Continue reading

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Talks and book signings

I really enjoy giving talks to local groups and sharing my enthusiasm for local history and of course the wonderful story of Lady Henry Somerset. I often pick up new pieces of information from those attending. For instance, when I … Continue reading

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Sisters in Humanity

Isabel and Adeline Somers Cocks were daughters of the 3rd Earl Somers and his beautiful and vivacious wife, Virginia. A third daughter, named Virginia after her mother, sadly died in infancy from diptheria. The two girls had a privileged but … Continue reading

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