Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

On September 28 in 1865, east London pioneer and political Elizabeth Garrett Anderson activist qualified to become Britain’s first practising woman doctor. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of 12 children born to a Whitechapel couple, went on to defy convention as the first Englishwoman to qualify as a doctor as well challenge society across the spectrum by championing the feminist movement. …

Giles BroadbentThe remarkable life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Workers investigate the uncovered rooms at Greenwich Palace (Image ORNC)

Discovery of old Greenwich Palace sheds light on Tudor life

The team preparing the ground for a new visitor centre for the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College have uncovered remains of Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and his daughters Mary and Elizabeth I – a “remarkable find” according to experts. Two rooms from the grand palace – comparable in scale and grandeur to Hampton Court. A floor featuring …

Giles BroadbentDiscovery of old Greenwich Palace sheds light on Tudor life