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  1. Elizabeth Longford was a renowned biographer and wrote books on Queen Victoria, Wellington, Byron, Wilfred Scawen Blunt and the Queen Mother. Elizabeth Longford's first work on Queen Victoria, Victoria RI, Won the James Tait Black memorial prize.

  2. When the historical biographer, Elizabeth Longford died, aged 96, in October 2003, her granddaughter Flora Fraser and Peter Soros, Flora’s American husband, had the idea of founding a prize. Commemorating Elizabeth Longford’s name, it should celebrate annually a historical biography which, like hers, combined scholarship and narrative drive.

  3. Elizabeth Longford’s many descendants felt the same way about her. “When I was a child, we thought of my mother as a goddess,” said her eldest son, Thomas Pakenham. One of her grandchildren ...

  4. 5. Elizabeth R. 1. All in the Family: Parenting the 1950's Way. 2. Jameson's Raid: The prelude to the Boer War. 2. Winston Churchill: A Pictorial Life Story. 2.

  5. Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch in British history. In this concise biography, Lady Longford, long recognised as an authority on the subject, gives a full account of Queen Victoria's life and provides her unique assessment of the monarch. Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 on the death of her uncle William IV.

  6. Elizabeth (Harman) Pakenham, Countess of Longford, CBE was born on 30 August 1906. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Bishop Harman. She married Sir Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC, son of Thomas Pakenham, 5th Earl of Longford and Lady Mary Julia Child-Villiers, on 3 November 1931. She died on 23 October 2002.

  7. Elizabeth, Countess of Longford, was a British historian. She was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was on the board of trustees of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her biographies include those of 19th century luminaries such as Queen Victoria (1964), Lord Byron (1976) and the Duke of Wellington (2 volumes […]