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Agnes Strickland (1796-1874), Historian

Sitter in 7 portraits
Although educated at home, Agnes Strickland benefited from her father's belief that girls should have the same education as boys. In 1840, she embarked on the nine-volume historical work Lives of the Queens of England. Although co-written with her sister Elizabeth, it was agreed that Agnes would appear as author on all their publications. Their pioneering research was guided by the motto, 'facts not opinions'. The Lives provided inspiration for historians and writers of historical fiction.

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Agnes Strickland

by Charles L. Gow
chalk, 1844
NPG 2923


Agnes Strickland

by John Hayes
oil on canvas, 1846
On display in the Ladies Drawing Room at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 403


Agnes Strickland

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46423


Agnes Strickland

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax7547


Agnes Strickland

by Frederic Jones
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865 or before
NPG Ax30374


Agnes Strickland

by Wheeler & Day
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865?
NPG x135947


Agnes Strickland

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x26574

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