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Amelia Edwards' Blue Plaque

Posted on 26 March 2015

The department's Prof Jo Fletcher speaks at English Heritage unveiling

26-03-2014 Amelia Edwards

On the 19th of March, at the invitation of the Egypt Exploration Society, our own Jo Fletcher was invited to speak at the unveiling of an English Heritage blue plaque for the Victorian Egyptologist and writer Amelia Edwards at her former home in Clerkenwell, London. In the company of Prof. Sir Christopher Frayling, Prof. Geoffrey Martin, Dr. Chris Naunton and Dr. Margaret Mountford, Jo discussed Amelia’s pioneering contribution both to Egyptology and her role in the womens’ suffrage movement. The event was also covered by Fern Riddell at History Today, whose article on the subject is available online: