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Edith Craig (December 9, 1869 – March 27, 1947)

Edith Craig was a prolific theatre director, producer, costume designer and early pioneer of the women's suffrage movement in England. She was the daughter of Victorian era actress Ellen Terry and the progressive English architect-designer Edward William Godwin. Her marriage to Martin Shaw in 1903 was prevented by Ellen Terry, out of jealousy for her daughter's affection, and by Christabel Marshall, with whom she lived from 1899 until they were joined in 1916 by the artist Clare Atwood, living in a ménage à trois until Craig's death in 1947. Her family looked down her lesbian lifestyle. Her brother Edward said Edith's sexuality was a result of her "hatred of men, initiated by the hatred of her father". Craig became involved in several books about her mother and George Bernard Shaw, which created a rift with her brother, who asked Craig not to write about their mother. In 1932, Craig adopted Ruby Chelta Craig. Craig was reconciled with her brother some time before her death.

Timeline & Places:

• December 9, 1869: born at Fallows Green, Harpenden AL5 4HD, Regno Unito

• 1874 to 1875: lived at 20 Taviton St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0BW, Regno Unito

• 1870s: lived at 221 Camden Rd, London NW1, Regno Unito

• 1870s: lived at 44 Finborough Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9EF, Regno Unito

• 1870s: lived at 33 Longridge Rd, Earls Court, London SW5 9SD, Regno Unito

• 1880s: attended Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5HT, Regno Unito

• 1899 to 1907: lived at 7 Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HT, Regno Unito, sharing with Christabel Marshall.

• 1910 to 1940: lived at 31 Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED, Regno Unito, sharing with Christable Marshall and Clare Atwood.

• 1921 to 1928: her mother lived at Burleigh Mansions, 96 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N, Regno Unito

• 1929 to 1947: lived at Smallhythe Place & Priest’s House, Smallhythe Rd, Tenterden TN30 7NG, Regno Unito, sharing with Christabel Marshall and Clare Atwood.

• March 27, 1947: died. Memorial at St John the Baptist, Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NF, Regno Unito. Buried alongside:
Christabel Marshall (October 24, 1871 – October 20, 1960) and Clare Atwood (May 11, 1866 – August 2, 1962)

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1544067568 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544067569
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