The latest in our “why biography?” series is from Maids of Honour:Twelve Descriptive Sketches of Single Women Who Have Distinguished Themselves in Philanthropy, Nursing, Poetry, Travel, Science, Prose. With Portraits. Armytage asserts that we need biography to create “stepping-stones” for future generations. These particular women were “some of the finest specimens of womanhood,” and their histories have been recorded to carry their stories and experiences through the years.
Maids of Honour was written by A.J. Green Armytage and was first published in London and Edinburgh in 1906. Maids of Honour features 12 biographies of different women, including: Hannah More, Sister Dora, and Christina Rossetti.