Florence Emily Hardy





Florence Emily Hardy

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born
in Edmonton (London), The United Kingdom
January 12, 1879

died
October 17, 1937

gender
female

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Florence Emily Hardy, née Dugdale, was a writer of children's stories and the second wife and, later, biographer of Thomas Hardy.

Florence was the daughter of school headmaster Edward Dugdale. She attended National Infants School in Enfield for two years until 1886, when she went to St Andrew's Girls School. At the age of 20 her parents paid ninepence a week for her to study at the Higher Grades School.

From 1895 onwards Florence's life would be centred around her teaching. She began training at St Andrew's Girls School, where she and her sister Ethel received prizes from the Diocesan Board of Education for "Religious Knowledge and a proficiency in secular subjects". In 1897 she became a fully qualified teacher at St Andrew's (her father's sc...more


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