Mary Ann Everett Green (née Wood)(1818-1895), Historian
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Esteemed for her scholarly Lives of the Princesses (1849-55), which covered the period from the Norman Conquest to the daughters of Charles I, Green was chosen by the government as the first editor of the Calendar of State Papers, a monumental project to record historical government documents. From 1856 until her death, Green edited over forty 'calendars', covering reigns including Elizabeth I and Charles II, and her knowledge of ancient papers was described as 'truly wonderful'. In 1845 she married the artist George Pycock Green, and together they had four children.
- George Pycock Green (husband)
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