Veronica Wedgwood

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Veronica Wedgwood


Great Britain

Birth - Death

1910 - 1997


Historian, Academic

Notable Achievements

Order of Merit, Order of Orange-Nassau, DBE, FRHistS


Historian and biographer whose specialty was the history of 17th century England (English Civil War) and Europe. Books include 'The Thirty Years War' (1938), 'The King's Peace' (1955), 'The King's War' (1958), 'The Trial of Charles I' (1964), and biographies of William the Silent, Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Wentworth, Josia Wedgewood (her uncle), and Cardinal Richelieu. Special Lecturer at University College London (1962-1991). Served on the Arts Council (1958-1961), the Advisory Council of the Victoria and Albert Museum (1960–69), and was twice a trustee of the National Gallery (1962–68 and 1969–76) and its first female trustee. Elected a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters (1966), and received the Goethe Medal in 1958. Appointed a Dame of the British Empire (1968) and the Order of Orange-Nassau (1944), and received the Order of Merit (1969). Her long-time partner was civil servant Jacqueline Hope-Wallace.

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