Winifred Peck





Winifred Peck


Born
January 01, 1882

Died
November 20, 1962


Lady Winifred Peck (née Knox), born 1882, was a member of a remarkable family. Her father was Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, the fourth Bishop of Manchester, and her siblings were E. V. Knox, editor of Punch magazine, Ronald Knox, theologian and writer, Dilly Knox, cryptographer, Wilfred Lawrence Knox, clergyman, and Ethel Knox. Peck’s niece was the Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Fitzgerald who wrote a biography of her father, E. V. Knox, and her uncles, entitled The Knox Brothers.

She read Modern History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Her first book was a biography of Louis IX in 1909.

In 1911 she married James Peck, a British civil servant, who was awarded a knighthood in 1938. They had three children.

In 1919 she began her novel-writing care
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