Elizabeth, Lady Herbert of Lea

[Elizabeth, Lady Herbert of Lea] Authoress and philanthropist, born London, England, 1822; died there, 1911. The daughter of General Charles A'Court, M.P., and niece of Lord Heytesbury, British ambassador at Saint Petersburg, she married, in 1846, Sidney Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke. In 1861, her husband died; she became interested in Catholicism through the influence of Cardinal Manning, and was converted at Palermo (1866). Lady Herbert soon became a most zealous promoter of all Catholic charities and interests. She devoted most of her energy to writing, translating a number of biographies from the French, among them those of Saint Monica, Saint John Baptist de Rossi, Monsignor de Merode, etc., and producing several original works: "Impressions of Spain" (1866), "Wives and Mothers of the Olden Time" (1871), "Wayside Tales" (1880), etc.

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