Clemence Housman

(1861—1955) illustrator and suffragette

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(d. 1955). The sister of A. E. Housman (1859–1936) and of Laurence Housman, she lived with the latter first in London, then in Somerset, working as a wood-engraver and writer. Like him she was a keen suffragist; a member of the WSPU, she spent a week in Holloway prison for refusing to pay taxes. She was the author of The Were-Wolf (1896), The Unknown Sea (1898), and The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis (1905). The last is a pastiche of the Morte D'Arthur (1485), referred to as ‘the works of him I love so much’, set in Shropshire, of which county both Housman and Sir Thomas Malory (c.1408–1471) were natives. She became a Quaker.

From The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction in Oxford Reference.

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