Monday, May 18, 2015

The Red-Haired Gertrude Bell

Another cool red-haired female. And another Emanuela find :)

This one is quite close to my heart as Gertrude Bell has links to my own home town of Middlesbrough. Her father was Sir Hugh Bell, three times Mayor of Middlesbrough, and her grandfather was the industrialist Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell who, with his brothers, established a major ironworks at Port Clarence on the River Tees.

Gertrude herself was a writer, explorer and spy amongst many other things. She had "reddish hair and piercing blue-green eyes".

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