The youngest daughter of a wealthy Liverpool shipowner, Agnes Maude Royden (1876–1956) was born on 23 November 1876. She studied history at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University and, after lecturing in English literature in the University Extension Scheme, became a social worker in a Women's Settlement in the slum area of Liverpool. She went on to become one of Britain's first women preachers and pastors, and a prominent champion of women's suffrage. By the inter-war period she was one of the world's best-known women pacifists.
From The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.